The New Writing Series was proud to host two events this spring that celebrated the work done by Master’s Candidates in Creative Writing as they neared completion of their theses in fiction and poetry.
On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, poet Rebecca S. Griffin read a baker’s dozen of poems from the thesis she defended in fall 2009, after which Michael T. Fournier read excerpts from his novella “Hidden Wheel.” Griffin was introduced by her advisor Jennifer Moxley, Fournier by his advisor David Kress.
A week later, on March 30, 2010, poets Amy Jirsa and Rachel Perry performed from their manuscripts, introduced by Jennifer Moxley. Each poet read for roughly twenty minutes (see set lists below).
Lively Q&A sessions followed each reading.
The events were recorded on digital videotape by Carey Haskell and as wav files on a Zoom H4n digital audio-recorder by Steve Evans.
Set Lists — compiled by Jason Canniff in consultation with the authors
New Way of Things
Sometimes It’s Hard to Connect to the Language
Strange-Ass Abainined Trailer We Broke Into
Landing in Orono Maine
What’s Yellow About Kitchen?
Capsule Creation of Marienne Moore
Pushing at the Reel
Tapping from this Outside
The Moment They Became Pictures
Michael T. Fournier, from “Hidden Wheel”
Greek Chorus of Chess
To Love What is Easy
When a Bone is a Bone
Art of Influencing Events and Producing Marvels
Two Parts Oxygen
A Few Important Details
Birthday: A Retrospective
I Think Therefore
There Are No Instructions
The Language of Ceremony
What It Once Was
The Accuracy of Silence