November 11-12, 2011

Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"One Makes Many: A Conference of Poetic Interactions" brings together local, national, and international scholars and poets to participate in panels, readings, exhibitions, and events. Each of our panels orients itself along one or more disciplinary boundaries and aims to interrogate poetry’s relation to visual art, technology, history, folk tradition, religion—to name just a few.  We are enthusiastic about the multidisciplinary nature of the conference, and hope to draw interest and participation from multiple departments across both campuses.

OMM 2011 Videos Now Online: Thank you to our panelists, sponsors, organizers, and attendees for helping to make One Makes Many a success!  All panel videos have now been posted.  Click "Videos: One Makes Many 2011" to watch!

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 11

John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University
Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Floor 1, C105
Durham, NC 27708

9:45  Coffee and Continental Breakfast

10:30-12:00  Sacred Poetry:

Carl Ernst, Paul Losensky, Murat Nemet-Nejat, and David Need (Moderator: Anna Levett)

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00-2:30  Latin America (in Translation):

Steve Dolph, Carlos Soto-Román, and Guillermo Parra (Moderator: Laura Jaramillo)

2:45-4:15  The Digital Muse:

Steve Roggenbuck, Dan Anderson, and Bill Seaman (Moderator: Patrick Herron)

Gather at concurrent digital/new media poetry exhibition

Break for dinner

8:00  Reading by Nathaniel Tarn

Saturday, November 12

YMCA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
180A East Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

9:45  Coffee and Continental Breakfast

10:30-12:00  Black Mountain Aesthetics:

Tyrone Williams, Kimberly Lamm, and Julie Thomson (Moderator: J. Peter Moore)

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00-2:30  Afrosonics:

Andrew Rippeon, Shirlette Ammons, and Harmony Holiday (Moderator: Fred Moten)

2:45-4:15  Folk Poetics and Oral History:

Christopher Green, Frank Sherlock, and Ali Neff (Moderator: Anne Boyer)

We would like to thank our major sponsors:

The Kenan-Biddle Partnership and the Duke English Department,

our Duke co-sponsors: the Program in Literature, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Romance Studies, and the Franklin Humanities Institute

and our UNC co-sponsors: The Program in Comparative Literature, the Center for the Study of the American South, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.