Wrights of Spring: Poems, Mountains and Trees in the Poems of James Wright

Annie Wright opens the home she shared with her late husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Wright. Richard Lewis co-facilitates this meditation on mountains, rivers, and trees in the work of James Wright and other poets from around the world.

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.

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