In addition to our core faculty, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics invites more than sixty guest faculty members and writers each year, including the Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow, the Leslie Scalapino Lecturer in Innovative Poetics, What Where Series, and the Jack Kerouac School Symposium. These events foster an intensely creative environment for students to develop their writing projects in conversation with a community of writers.

See what's happening this week or view our complete events schedule here.

Upcoming and Recent Guests

Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellows:

  • Kevin Killian
  • Lisa Robertson
  • Harryette Mullen
  • Alice Notley
  • Lyn Hejinian.

What Where Series:

  • Tina Brown Celona, Bin Ramke, and Miranda Mellis
  • Janice Gould, Kurt Gutjahr, and Rachel Levitsky
  • Teresa Carmody, HR Hegnauer, and CAConrad
  • Maureen Owen, Stephen Graham Jones, and TC Tolbert

Previous What Where Series: 

  • Ruth Ellen Kocher, Reed Bye, and Megan Kaminski
  • Amina Cain, Jai Arun Ravine, and Lisa Linn Kanae
  • John Keene, Laura Mullen, and Carmen Gimenez Smith
  • Mark Amerika, J'Lyn Chapman, and Michael du Plessis
  • Lily Hoang, J Michael Martinez, and Idris Goodwin
  • Eric Baus, Joanna Ruocco, and Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Chris Pusateri, Serena Chopra, and Khadijah Queen

Biennial [Dis]embodied Poetics Conference: Lisa Jarnot, keynote speaker

100 Thousand Poets for Change

fourthirtythree: Caged!:  Peter Jaeger lecture, performances by Barbara Dilley, Paul Fowler, Peter Jaeger, and Joanna Rotkin

Leslie Scalapino Lecturer in Innovative Poetics: Dorothy Wang, Steve Evans, Joan Retallack, Jalal Toufic

Jack Kerouac School Symposium: I / Not I: Symposium on Identity Poetics: Kazim Ali, Ana Merino, Ronaldo Wilson, Dorothy Wang

Previous Symposia:

  • Queer Poetics 2014: Ana Bozicevic, Tim Trace Peterson, Teresa Carmody, and Lucas de Lima on Queer Poetics

  • Territory 2013: Kass Fleisher, Sueyeun Juliette Lee,Craig Santos Perez, and Juliana Spahr

  • Violence and Community 2012: David Buuck, Melissa Buzzeo, Gabrielle Civil, Kate Zambreno

Frederick P. Lenz Distinguished Lecturer in American Buddhism: Gary Snyder

Summer Writing Program

Watch some of these events on Something on Paper or read micro-reviews on the Jack Kerouac School blog!