USPiM Oaxaca Poetry Conference
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USPiM Annual Poetry Conference-Oaxaca

January 3-8, 2016

Join USPiM in Oaxaca next January for a stimulating week of poetry and cultural immersion. Oaxaca de Juarez is a World Heritage Site. Oaxaca is a stunning colonial city and the culinary capital of Mexico.

Poetry Faculty: Major Lewis, Eileen Myles, Kristin Prevallet and Mark Statman (workshops and lectures). Bilingual translation workshops and lecture with Susan Briante.

Special Guests: Charles Alexander (Chax Press)-three discussions and individual manuscript consultations; Pedro Serrano-two lectures on Mexican poetry: contemporary and a historical overview.

Readings: All faculty, guests, Tedi Lopez Mills, Pedro Serrano, Victor Teran (Zapotec language), Efrain Velasco and open mics for participants!


"Somehow this program fosters almost instant camaraderie among writers of diverse backgrounds and balances time for writing, exploring, and workshopping so you can take advantage of all [Mérida] has to offer."

"USPiM not only allowed me to work with one of my favorite poets for a week, it offered me a community in which I, and my non-poet husband, immediately felt welcome—something that travelers don’t always have. "

"US Poets in Mexico was amazing. Not only were the poetry workshop leaders and speakers outstanding and accessible, the participants were dedicated poets—many of them published writers and MFA candidates—open to new ideas and cultural exchange. The spirit of the workshop was collaborative, supportive, and stimulating."


Monte Alban ($20) and The Road to Tlacolula Market ($30).

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About Us
Program Description
Annual poetry conference with workshops, readings by faculty & Mexican poets, discussions and workshops with special guests; archaeological and cultural excursions. Spanish lessons are available.
Upcoming Event

Jan 3 - 8, 2016
Venue: Festival De Poesia En Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Program Length
1 week
Group Size or S:T Ratio
Program Focus
January 2016: Charles Alexander (Chax Press), Susan Briante, Major Jackson, Eileen Myles, Kristin Prevallet, Pedro Serrano, Mark Statman. Featured Readings with Tedi López Mills, Pedro Serrano, Víctor Terán, Efrain Velasco and faculty.
$650 tuition ($600 returning). Optional excursions. For $25 enter our Fellowship Award Competition before August 1st, includes conference fees and hotel for 7 nights (approx. $1,200 value)
Global Locations
Oaxaca, Mexico
Sheila Lanham
U.S. Poets in Mexico
P.O. Box 4150, Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
United States