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Indra's Net Poetics

June 12–July 9, 2016

    Poetry.Fiction.Translation.Letterpress Printing.

 Both Credit and Non-Credit Students may Register!

"The sum of a field's forces [become] what we call very loosely the 'spirit of the place.' To know the spirit of a place is to realize that you are a part of a part and that the whole is made of parts, each of which in a whole. You start with the part you are whole in."
-Gary Snyder


The co-rising and interconnectedness of the multiverse, safety net of community, labyrinth of communication and performance, and the curses and blessings of social media. The wilderness of the archive, decolonized mind, hive mind, wild mind, grids and mappings. Print Shop, recording studio, meditation, and collaboration.

The Summer Writing Program is a four-week-long convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more.

In dialogue with renowned practitioners, students engage in the composition of poetry, prose fiction, cross-genre possibilities, inter-arts, translation and writing for performance. Participants work in daily contact with some of the most accomplished and notoriously provocative writers of our time, meeting individually and in small groups, so that both beginning and experienced writers find equal challenge in the program.

All four weeks (or any combination of weeks) are open to any interested participant for noncredit. Students from other institutions or degree programs may also elect to attend for undergraduate or graduate credit.


Artistic Director and curator: Anne Waldman

SWP Director: Jeffrey Pethybridge

For more information or questions regarding program curriculum, please contact .

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Jeffrey Pethybridge at  to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event before May 15th, 2016.