Poetry symposium: Small leaps, Giant steps
Poetry on the Move is unique in placing an academic research conference on poetry and poetics firmly within the festival program. This aligns with the International Poetry Studies Institute's aim of conducting research related to poetry, and publishing the outcomes of this research internationally through its journal Axon: Creative Explorations.
This symposium aims to explore ways in which contemporary poetry uses or harnesses knowledge of various kinds and how poetry understands the world. For example, how does poetry make use of, interact with or transform existing bodies of knowledge? And how is poetry itself a form of knowing? If poetry may be said to produce knowledge, what kind of knowledge is it?
The program for the symposium can be downloaded here.