In 2007, I founded the Mark Allen Everett Poetry Series. This series curates between 10 to 15 readings a year in Norman, Oklahoma, and features poets spanning a broad spectrum of poetry communities and styles. Past poets who have read include Tom Raworth, Hank Lazer, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Arthur Sze, Natasha Tretheway, Myung Mi Kim, Charles Alexander, Joe Harrington, Afaa Weaver, Shin Yu Pai, Leonard Schwartz, Hugh Tribby, Gerald Stern, Sy Hoawhwah, Alexandra Teague, Kate Greenstreet, Dean Rader, Zhang Er, Julie Carr, Tim Roberts, Grant Jenkins, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Duo Duo, Wang Jiaxin, Glenn Mott, among many more.
In this Everett Series conversation, Myung Mi Kim and I discuss her work in relation to a set of tensionally paired nodes (such as fragment and whole, monolingualism and polylingualism), and explore questions of teleology in experimental writing in relation to other cultural discourses, like philosophy and religion.
Myung Mi Kim is a Professor of English and a core faculty member of the Poetics Program at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. She is the author of Penury, Commons, DURA, The Bounty and Under Flag.