Dear readers, our editor is currently en route to Washington DC for the AWP Conference. We are hoping to set up a booth in the future, but this year we are attending only as a hungry learner and observer. Let us know if you want to meet up!

If you’re wondering which events we plan to attend, here’s a list:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Contemporary Mythopoetics

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Four Indigenous Writers, Not Just Simple Indian Stereotypes: A Reading

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Mining a Dark Vein: Writing About Appalachia and America’s Working Class
or
Imaginary Vessels

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Literary Fascination: What Happens When Non-Native American Writers Write About Native Americans
or
The Lyric Narrative: Telling Stories in Poems

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
A Reading by 2016 Guggenheim Fellows in Poetry

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner (Let’s meet up!)

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
#AWP17 Keynote Address by Azar Nafisi

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
The Lyric Invitation: Readers as Collaborators
or
The Written Orality of Hip Hop Lyricism

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Poetry as Public Art in Public Spaces

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
American Smooth: A Tribute to Rita Dove

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
School of Exactly One: C.D. Wright Memorial

5:00 – ? Let’s meet up!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
The Art and Importance of the Poetry Interview

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
The Echoing Green: Poems of Fields, Meadows, and Grasses

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Pacific Rim Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics
or
We Go On Saying Thank You: A Tribute to W.S. Merwin

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
A Reading and Conversation with Tina Chang, Ross Gay, and Patricia Smith

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Social Justice Mixer

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
A Reading by Rita Dove, Terrance Hayes, and Ocean Vuong

On Saturday night, we plan to attend a candlelight vigil in Lafayette Square for the First Amendment. Check out more details on Facebook. Hope to see you there!