Event Report – Stephen Cope and Catherine Taylor

A full Soderberg Auditorium greeted poet Stephen Cope and experimental essayist Catherine Taylor for the third event of the spring 2008 NWS. Cope read from his latest manuscript, “The Bellerophonic Letter,” including several provocative poems such as “Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Assassination of a President,” while Taylor read engaging excerpts from her latest hybrid genre essay “Duffer’s Drift.”

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Poet Stephen Cope reading at the University of Maine

Stephen Cope reads from his manuscript.

Essayist Catherine Taylor reading at the University of Maine

Catherine Taylor reading from her manuscript.

Writers Catherine Taylor and Stephen Cope discuss their work at UMaine

Cope and Taylor talked about genre and editing with UMaine grad students, undergraduates, and faculty members later the same evening.

Set List

Stephen Cope

All selections from “The Bellerophonic Letter”
1) Untitled
2) Version, Vertige
3) Version, Vertige: I am Tiger Woods
4) Epistemophilia
5) Say’s Laws
6) Say’s Law
7) Epistemophilia
8 Conference of the Birds
9) Autumn Leaves
10) Autumn Leaves
11) The Way You Look Tonight
12) The Way You Look Tonight
13) The Way You Look Tonight
14) “There needn’t be…”
15) “A thief steals skulls…”
16) Subset from “Conference of the Birds” (selections—all untitled)
17) Past Chance
18) If it’s Grace it Comes Accidentally
19) The Gentle Ham Sandwich…
20) Solo
21) Objective Perfection
22) The Flowers for Catherine
23) Election
24) Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Assassination of a President

Catherine Taylor

Selections from a hybrid genre essay about South Africa
1) “Duffer’s Drift”

—Event report by Katie Lattari

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