Al Filreis

Al Filreis is Kelly Professor, Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Co-Director of PennSound, and Publisher of Jacket2 - all at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his books are Secretaries of the Moon, Wallace Stevens & the Actual World, Modernism from Left to Right, and Counter- Revolution of the Word. He has taught a massive open online course, "ModPo," to 42,000 students in 2012 and 37,000 in 2013.

ModPo ][ overview of the course

my twitter feed ][ get updates to phone, email, web

my blog ][ subscribe & get email updates

my old home page ][ maintained since 1993

c.v. ][ includes contact info ][ linkedin ][ Scholarly Commons ][ Selected Works ][ Google profile

podcasts ][ three series I host: 1 2 3, including PoemTalk

audio & video recordings ][ interviews & mini-lectures

my modern American poetry site ][ includes English 88

my 1950s site ][ with emphasis on cold-war culture

1960 ][ turning-point year

my holocaust site ][ including my course on representation

Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing ][ which I direct

Kelly Writers House ][ writers' freespace I've led since 1995

Writers House Fellows ][ eminent & young writers work together

PennSound ][ which I co-direct with Charles Bernstein

my 2008 book ][ Counter-Revolution of the Word

teaching revolution ][ Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine article

Al Filreis & Patrick Bredehoft discuss Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks

"Things explain each other, not themselves."
George Oppen