University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

“Poetry, Place, Displacement,” UVA Center for Poetry & Poetics Annual Symposium

April 1, 2022

“Poetry, Place, Displacement”

Friday, April 1, 2022

2:00-6:00 PM

Brown College Tent


The event will bring together several renowned poets, scholars, and poet-scholars to discuss such questions as: How do poems represent place and displacement? How do they differ from other ways of mapping place? How do they attest to histories of human and environmental dislocation? 


An afternoon of panel presentations and interactive dialogue will feature the following speakers—


Harris Feinsod, Northwestern University:

Rachel Galvin, University of Chicago:

Sonya Posmentier, New York University:

Vidyan Ravinthiran, Harvard University:


—after which the symposium will conclude with a reading and reflections by the Jamaican poet Kei Miller (, who won the prestigious Forward Prize for the best poetry collection of 2014. 


For more information, visit https://poetry and

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Brown College Tent
2:00 - 6:00 pm