Relations between innovative writing & innovative pedagogy

Two poets, Cara Benson and Pattie McCarthy, discuss the social impact of innovative writing and pedagogy at the Kelly Writers House, March 22, 2012, organized by Junior Fellow Genji Amino. You can watch the video recording of the entire program here. And here is an audio recording of the event. For more information, and context, here is the web calendar entry on the Kelly Writers House calendar. As Cara Benson puts it: “Is there a connection between that innovative writing and producing an engaged citizen?” Cara Benson is the author of the poetry collection (made) (BookThug, 2010). Her second poetry book Funny. Considering how heated it was. was published in 2012. Her chapbook Quantum Chaos and Poems: A Manifest(o)ation won the 2008 bpNichol Prize. Pattie McCarthy is the author of bk of (h)rs, Verso and Table Alphabetical of Hard Words. She received her M. A. in Creative Writing/Poetry from Temple University. Her work had appeared recently in many journals, including Colorado Review, Dusie, EOAGH, Fanzine, ixnay reader, Lungfull!, The Poetry Project Newsletter and The Tangent.