Inside PennSound

Photos from A Celebration of George Oppen's 100th Birthday
at the Kelly Writers House, April 7, 2008

Thomas Devaney kicked off the event, and ended with a discussion of the Oppens' marriage

Michael Heller read his essay, "Oppen's Thematics: What Are Poets For?"

Tom Mandel told a story about Oppen, "Entitlement & Doubt (Postcards & Procrastination)"

Al Filreis and Francie Shaw watch Mandel's performance

Ann Lauterbach read her poem, "Oppen's Way," along with an essay, "George Oppen: How Shall I Speak?"

as part of his presentation, "Inside a Tale that is Full of Eyes,"
George Economou read his poem, "Identified"

Stephen Cope read fragments from Oppen's daybooks

Al Filreis delivered his essay, "Oppen's Antifascism: Guilt in 'Myth of the Blaze'"

poet and Oppen scholar Rachel Blau DuPlessis reads her essay, "Section 9: Of Being Numerous"

Ron Silliman shared his "Three Regrets for George Oppen" with the audience

Economou, Heller, Devanney and Mandel listen to Silliman

Julia Bloch and Stan Mir were also in the audience

Bob Perelman discussed "Oppen's Knowledge"

CAConrad and PennSound Managing Editor Michael S. Hennessey listen to Perelman

Jack Krick of the
Electronic Poetry Center also looks on

the evening concluded with a rare 1973 video of Oppen at the Poetry Center at the San Francisco State University