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Shop Talk featuring Robert Casper

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 4:30pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, English Lounge (258 Goldwin Smith Hall)
232 East Ave, Central Campus

Shop Talk featuring Robert Casper, Library of Congress
Thursday, April 25, 4:30 p.m.
English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall

Robert Casper is the head of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress. Casper will talk about his own post-MFA degree experience and the career trajectory that built on that degree to reach his prestigious position, followed by a Q&A. This informal conversation may assist students in making their own career goals.

The founding publisher of the literary magazine jubilat, Robert Casper has worked for the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (where he served on the board) and the Poetry Society of America. He also served as the poetry chair of the Brooklyn Borough President’s Literary Council; as a member of the Poetry Coalition, LitNet, and the National Writer’s Museum National Advisory Council; and as a judge/panelist for the National Endowment for the Art’s “Poetry Out Loud” competition and “Great American Read” initiative, the PBS “Great American Read” Advisory Panel, the National Student Poets Program, and the National Youth Poet Laureate initiative, among others. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the poet Matthea Harvey.

Free and open to the public

Refreshments will be served

This event is presented by the Department of English / Creative Writing Program at Cornell University

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Library of Congress

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The venue is wheelchair accessible and equipped with assistive listening technology. If you need additional accommodations to participate in this event, please contact us as soon as possible.

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