Creative Writing Students, Faculty Attend Poetry Exchange at Tulane

November 26, 2013

First-year Creative Writing students Emily Famularo and Maggie Fenning joined Poetry Professor Zach Savich at the Poetry Exchange Project Symposium, held November 6-9 at Tulane University in New Orleans. The Symposium was the culmination of collaborative activities between classes at Tulane, the University of Georgia, the University of Paris Est Creteil and Savich's “Introduction to Contemporary Poetry” course at UArts.

“Going to New Orleans was an experience that only UArts could have prepared me for," said Famularo, who gave a presentation on poetry and technology. "Having the opportunity to experience such an amazing and excited group of poetic people allowed me to share my own ideas, as well as to network within the community of poetry."

"I enjoyed immersing myself in another culture of poetry," said Fenning, whose presentation focused on the cultural value of poetry. "The new air, people, and experiences instantly fed my creativity."

Famularo and Fenning also shared their creative work and attended several poetry performances and discussion sessions. Professor Savich, one of the Symposium's organizers, moderated a panel discussion on “The Life of Contemporary Poetry” and presented work from his newest book of poetry, Century Swept Brutal, which will be published in spring 2014.

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