2022 UIUC Poetics Symposium title with headshots of David Baker, Linda Gregerson, and Carl Phillips

2022 UIUC Poetics Symposium - Reading and Conversation

On Friday, December 2, poets David Baker, Linda Gregerson, and Carl Phillips will read from their new collections at 4:30 pm in the Knight Auditorium of the Spurlock Museum. All three are preeminent American poets, recipients of recognitions from the Library of Congress, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Mellon Foundation, among many others. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

The poets will also take part in a panel discussion titled "Something About Syntax" earlier in the day at 1000 Lincoln Hall, 10:00–11:20 am.

Sponsored by the Robert J. Carr Visiting Author Series. Co-sponsored by the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS), the Humanities Research Institutie (HRI), and the Spurlock Museum

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For further information on this event, contact the Museum Information Desk at or (217) 333-2360

All participants are welcome. To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at or (217) 244-5586.