Anticipating AWP, Part 1

It’s hard to believe that AWP Denver is just around the corner. I’m very excited about seeing old friends and meeting some new ones. The conference, book fair, and off-sight readings often feel overwhelming so I’ve decided to be very zen-like about the whole thing and just go with the flow.

That said, there are some on-sight panels & readings that I’m very excited about:

THURSDAY:

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. R122. The Networked Poetry Classroom. (Chris Hosea, Eric Baus, Dorothea Lasky, Mathias Svalina, Michelle Taransky)

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. R138. Ahsahta Press 35th Anniversary Reading. (Sandra Doller, Brigitte Byrd, Kate Greenstreet, Brenda Iijima, Susan Tichy, Lance Phillips, Rachel Loden)

FRIDAY:

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. F140. National Book Critics Circle: The Practice and Purpose of Poetry Reviewing. (Kevin Prufer, Matthew Zapruder, Craig Morgan Teicher, Nickole Brown, Timothy Donnelly)

Noon.-1:15 p.m. F169. Gurlesque Poetry: A Reading. (Lara Glenum, Cathy Wagner, Dorthea Lasky, Danielle Pafunda, Cathy Park Hong, Elizabeth Treadwell)

SATURDAY:

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. S138. jubilat 10th Anniversary Reading. (Robert Casper, Dara Wier, Lisa Olstein, Jen Bervin, Peter Gizzi, Cathy Park Hong)

3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. S198. A Chorus of Hauntings: Giving Breath to Ghosts. (Deborah Poe, Cole Swensen, Jake Adam York, Brandon Shimoda, Selah Saterstrom, Claudia Smith)

Stay tuned for Parts 2 & 3 when I delve into the off-sight readings and discuss what books and broadsides I’m hoping to buy at the fair.

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