The GC Poetics Group is an interdisciplinary collective at the CUNY Graduate Center made up of students and faculty from all departments who are interested in poetry and poetics. Our purpose is to provide a context in which a variety of poetry events and discussions can easily happen, and to foster an intellectual and social community dedicated to creative writing and scholarship, and to imaginative amalgams of both. This group is a way of taking advantage of the diverse talents and interests of the Graduate Center’s many poets and scholars of poetry, and also a way of connecting the institution to other poetry communities in New York City and elsewhere. The activities of the group include happenings open to the public: poetry readings, panel discussions, interviews, performances, and interdisciplinary occurrences. We also have a student poetry/prose reading twice a year.
The group is open to all Graduate Center students and faculty, and we also welcome participation from other CUNY faculty and students, as well as from anyone who is interested in poetry at the Graduate Center and in New York. We maintain a listserv of approximately 120 members.
Current Co-Chairs: Seth Graves, Sarah Schwartz
Past chairs: Liz Goetz, Karen Lepri, Leah Souffrant, Erica Kaufman, Stefania Heim and Tim Peterson
Founding Co-Chairs: Corey Frost and Leah Souffrant