The Poet in Paris is an intermediate-level poetry-writing course offered as part of the inaugural Maymester program at the University of Southern California. Created by poet-instructor Cecilia Woloch, the month-long course has brought 12 undergraduate poets to Paris to work closely with Cecilia and a host of guest poets who live and write in the City of Light. Students are participating in intensive workshops, discussions, readings, and the literary and cultural life of the city so as to broaden their vision and range as writers. This is where they come to share their experiences.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Podcasts of Our Celebratory Reading at Shakespeare & Company

Part One: If the player does not appear above, click here to listen at Vlogosophy on Podbean.

Part Two: If the player does not appear above, click here to listen at Vlogosophy on Podbean.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A few words about the final reading ...

I think “triumph” is the best word to describe the final evening of The Poet in Paris program.  The student-poets read their recent work in the upstairs room of Shakespeare and Company Books— an honor in recent years conferred upon some of the most respected living writers on the planet — with the spires of Notre Dame in the window behind them and a standing-room-only audience in front of them — in fact, the crowd snaked down a narrow aisle into the backroom and even onto the staircase — enthralled by their poetry, their originality and verve. No less an aficionado of the Anglophone scene in Paris than Adrian Leeds pronounced it THE best poetry reading she’s ever attended, period. I couldn't agree more. Kudos to all of you!