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Book launch and poetry reading with editor and esteemed Melville scholar Elizabeth Schultz


After Moby~Dick is an anthology that includes sixty-one poems – all written since 2000 by contemporary American poets. All works in the collection are inspired by Melville’s seafaring epic novel, Moby-Dick.

In assembling After Moby~Dick, the editors conducted a search for 21st-century poetry inspired by Melville’s novel. In response, poets submitted more than 100 poems, and the editors selected representations from thirty-four poets – a stunning and memorable result. Poets include Dan Beachy-Quick, Susan Howe, Jeffrey Yang, Rachel Richardson, and Jessica Cuello.

About the Co-editors

Elizabeth Schultz is an esteemed Melville scholar with two critically-acclaimed books on Melville – Unpainted to the Last: Moby-Dick and American Art, and an editor of Melville and Women. She has published five books of poetry, a collection of Kansas nature essays and a memoir. She is a professor emerita of University of Kansas, a past president of the Melville Society, and a founding member of the Melville Society Cultural Project at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Kylan Rice is a published poet and Ph.D. graduate student in English at the University of North Carolina. Kylan is an active member of the Melville Society, lecturing at world conferences on the subject of Melville.

Spinner Publications, is a non-profit publishing house in New Bedford whose mission is to record and promote the history and culture of the cities and towns of southeastern New England.


September 5, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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