Join us on Monday for a screening of
a documentary on the 1963 Vancouver Poetry Conference with the Director, Robert McTavish.
Where: Gelman Library, Room 214
2130 H Street, Washington, DC 20052
When: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
“The Line Has Shattered is an invaluable teaching tool as well as a fascinating sketch of the community that came together for the legendary Vancouver Poetry Conference. Historians, poets, and lovers of poetry must give thanks to director Robert McTavish for rescuing rare footage from the archives and contextualizing the socio-political landscape that informed North American experimental poetry in the mid-1960s. This documentary does much to explain the trajectory of the Open Field practices that began with the San Francisco Renaissance and unfurled from coast to coast for the next five decades.”
– Lisa Jarnot, Poet and author of Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus (University of California Press, 2012)
About Robert McTavishRobert McTavish holds degrees in English (Simon Fraser University) and Journalism (University of Regina). He has made all of Non-Inferno Media’s documentaries, as well as freelance writing, film, and radio work – including the recent Phyllis Webb: The Art of Ideas for IDEAS on CBC Radio. He also edited A Long Continual Argument: The Selected Poems of John Newlove for Chaudiere Books (Ottawa, 2007).