Poet Memorists with Michael Klein and David Mura

What does the current trend of poets writing memoirs say about this moment in publishing? Where do poetry and memoir intersect and where do they diverge? What part does each genre play in building the story of a life? A discussion featuring David Mura, Michael Klein and other poet memoirists.

Marketing Your Book with Mary Bisbee-Beek, Timothy Liu and Michael Wiegers

Finding a publisher is only part of finding an audience for a book of poetry. This "how-to" seminar brings together a poet, a publisher and a publicist to discuss marketing strategies for new books, the concrete issues of distribution, and the poet's role and responsibility in building audiences.

The Gift of Tongues: An Evening of Poetry from Copper Canyon Press

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of Copper Canyon Press and the release of the Gift of Tongues, a new anthology chronicling one of the finest poetry presses in the nation. Editor Sam Hamill will introduce readings by Heather Allen, Erin Belieu, Stephen Berg, Timothy Liu, Jane Miller, Karen Swenson, Elaine Terranova.

The Self-Published Book with Robert Hershon

A how-to seminar on the self-published book: whether you should, how you should and what to do with it after you have.

Fifth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase Opening Reception

Join us for celebration, hors d'oeuvres, readings, and the first look at new poetry books from around the country and across the aesthetic spectrum. A book party for the whole field.

Fifth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase

An exhibit of over 1,200 new poetry releases from across the nation and a festival of events celebrating the diversity of this year's poetry. An opportunity to view the current state of the art: books from commercial, university, and independent presses.

Fifth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase

Showcase On View November 9-December 12
An exhibit of over 1,200 new poetry releases from across the nation and a festival of events celebrating the diversity of this year's poetry. An opportunity to view the current state of the art: books from commercial, university, and independent presses.

The Showcase is free and open to the public during regularly scheduled hours.

An Experience of Psalms with Kathleen Norris

For thousands of years, the psalms have been the mainstay of daily worship in the Jewish and Christian traditions. Contemporary monastic communities still pray, chant, recite and sing all 150 psalms on a three or four week cycle. This workshop offers an experience of the psalms as oral poetry, as song, as words that speak to every human emotion and condition.

Writing Poetry that Matters: How Poets of Conscience Avoid Rhetoric with Daniela Gioseffi

How do poets create meaningful work about essential issues without falling into political rhetoric? Hands-on writing opportunities will be offered.

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