14 Oct

Saturday, October 14, 12:00–3:00PM
Brooklyn, NY

Adventures in Surrealism: A Seminar with Vijay Seshadri


Poetry Society of America
119 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Registration required:
In-person / $100

While the presence of Surrealism as a movement and an artistic allegiance—and, even, an ideology—is muted and more or less marginal in contemporary culture, its impact on the art of the past hundred years has been enormous and incalculable. In this three-hour seminar, we will (not necessarily in this order) define and redefine Surrealism, do some Surrealist poetic exercises to give ourselves a sense of the inner impulses of the movement, and look at the many ways in which the Surrealist project has exerted a large, and sometimes preponderant, influence on recent and contemporary American poetry.

A limited number of scholarships are available to cover or subsidize the cost of tuition. To inquire about scholarship opportunities, email

Vijay Seshadri is the author of five collections of poems: Wild KingdomThe Long Meadow, The Disappearances3 Sections, and That Was Now, This Is Then; and many essays, reviews, and memoir fragments. His work has been recognized with a number of honors, including the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

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