Our 2018 headliners: Sonia Sanchez · Kaveh Akbar · Duy Doan · Jeffrey Harrison · Dorianne Laux · Erika Meitner · Carl Phillips · Nicole Sealey · Sean Thomas Dougherty · Rhina P. Espaillat

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Sunday, May 6 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Poetry Taboos and You: How and Why to Break the Rules (craft talk) FILLING

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How do your communities--literary and otherwise--shape the subject material of your poems? How can we learn to stop worrying about offending readers of our work? In this interactive craft talk, we'll be exploring taboos in poetry, and ways to break common writing blocks around difficult subjects. We'll be learning about various American rebel poets and poetic movements, and reading invectives, sex poems, emoji poems, and other scandalous forms of verse

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Erika Meitner

Erika Meitner is the author of Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore (Anhinga Press, 2003), Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls (Anhinga Press, 2011), and Ideal Cities (Harper Perennial, 2010), which was a 2009 National Poetry series winner. Her fourth book of poems, Copia, was... Read More →

Sunday May 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hawthorne Hotel, Sophia Room