The Future of Poetry Publishing

As National Poetry Month demonstrates, the last few years have radically changed the perception of poetry as a popular art. What are the implications for publishing, distribution and marketing? What does the future hold for poets, publishers and poetry audiences?

Your Manuscript: Through the Publisher's Eyes

Editor and publisher Allan Kornblum leads a discussion on the publication process. Topics include shaping a manuscript, balancing your inner vision with considerations of audience, finding a publisher for your work, and working effectively with that publisher.

The Poet Engages History: A Celebration of Coffee House Press

How does the poet’s sense of responsibility to history and community interact with personal vision? What does poetry tell us that the history books can’t? Panelists discuss the poet’s engagement with history as witness, explorer, archivist and participant.

Poetry into Prose and Back Again

Through discussion and writing exercises, explore the distinctions between poetry and prose, and learn how you can make the transition between genres in your own writing.

What a Poem Knows: The Spellbinding Clarity of Art with Diane Ackerman

"What truths––based on intuition, craftsmanship and experience––does poetry teach about the world? Diane Ackerman explores the act of artistic creation and the sensibility of the poet, revealing how poets problem-solve to create works of art."


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