An interdisciplinary journal about regions, places, and cultures of the US South and their global connections

Poets in Place

Poets in Place is an ongoing series of original videos of poets reading and discussing their poems in locations they write about. Poets in Place presents contemporary poets who are giving voice to continuities and changes in southern regions such as the Black Belt, Carolina Piedmont, Atlanta Metropolitan Region, Gulf Coast, Southern Appalachians, and Lowcountry. While the poets represented here are attentive to historical tensions, actors, and emotional textures of local environments, their poems have resonance with audiences far from these particular settings. The executive producers for the Poets in Place series are Natasha Trethewey and Allen Tullos.

Robert Morgan, Cornell University

11 December 2014
short video

Dan Albergotti, Coastal Carolina University

24 November 2008
presentation

Elizabeth Alexander, Yale University

10 December 2009
presentation

Darnell Arnoult, Brush Creek, Tennessee

22 June 2006
presentation

Sandra Beasley, Poet

22 September 2011
presentation

Jericho Brown, University of San Diego

4 March 2010
presentation

Claudia Emerson, University of Mary Washington

26 October 2009
presentation

Allison Hedge Coke, University of Nebraska at Kearney

14 October 2010
presentation

Sean Hill, Stanford University

27 February 2009
presentation

Coleman Hutchison, University of Texas at Austin

25 December 2012
presentation

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, University of Oklahoma

23 September 2005
presentation

Rodney Jones, Southern Illinois University

22 January 2009
presentation

John Lane, Wofford College

31 October 2011
presentation

Robert Morgan, Cornell University

11 December 2013
presentation

Patrick Phillips, Drew University

14 April 2009
presentation

Minnie Bruce Pratt, The Union Institute and University

27 July 2004
presentation

Ron Rash, Western Carolina University

6 December 2007
presentation

Natasha Trethewey, Emory University

10 June 2005
presentation

Natasha Trethewey, Emory University

20 June 2005
presentation

Natasha Trethewey, Emory University

25 June 2010
presentation

Natasha Trethewey, Emory University

9 September 2010
presentation

Natasha Trethewey, Emory University

11 January 2011
presentation

Jake Adam York, University of Colorado, Denver

7 March 2008
presentation

Jake Adam York, University of Colorado, Denver

15 April 2010
presentation

Jake Adam York, University of Colorado, Denver

1 April 2008
presentation