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CFP: 20th C. American Nature Poets (no deadline noted; collection)

Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 9:58pm
Thompson, Roger

We are seeking contributors for a new volume of the Dictionary of Literary
Biography on Twentieth-century American Nature Poets. It is the second part
of a series of three (possibly four) volumes on American Nature Writers, the
first of which is now out. Many of our entries have already been assigned,
but the ones listed below still require writers. Most of the remaining
selections are short entries, and all contributors are paid for each entry,
the amount depending on the size of the piece. If you would be interested
in contributing one or more entries to the DLB, please email either J. Scott
Bryson at <> or Roger Thompson

CFP: Essays for Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (no deadline noted; collection)

Friday, August 29, 2003 - 3:17pm
Kimmelman, Burt

Contributors are needed to write short essays on these topics:

"John Cage" (500 words)
"Martin Espada" (500 words)
"Barbara Guest" (500 words)
"Langston Hughes" (1000-1500 words)
"James Weldon Johnson" (500 words)
"Yusef Komunyakaa" (500 words)
"Al Purdy" (500 words)
"Anne Waldman" (500 words)
"John Wheelwright" (500 words)
"Gunslinger" by Ed Dorn (1000 words).

The essays are for a volume entitled A Companion to Twentieth-Century
American Poetry (to be published by Facts on File, Inc., a publisher that
enjoys very wide distribution in libraries, colleges and high schools, as
well as bookstores).

UPDATE: Assessing James Purdy (11/1/03 &amp; 3/1/04; collection)

Friday, August 29, 2003 - 3:10pm

    The ASSESSING JAMES PURDY Conference will take place October 25, 2003 in
Bartlett Hall of the university of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. All Purdy
enthusiasts are cordially invited, as are all fans of the best late twentieth
century fiction. There will be no registration fee.
    Essays are also solicited for the volume of essays that will follow up
the conference. The editor seeks essays on all aspects of Purdy's work, but is
especially interested in essays on the later stories, the plays and the poetry.
Send proposals for essays to Prof. Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr., Department of
English, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003 or by email to: <>.

CFP: Everette Maddox Festschrift (2/28/04; collection)

Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:26pm
Dr. Julie Kane

Personal essays, critical articles, and creative work about the late
poet Everette Maddox (1944-1989) are being sought for a book-length
collection of critical and creative responses to Maddox being edited by
Grace Bauer and Julie Kane. Send completed work or proposals via e-mail
to or via surface mail to:

Dr. Julie Kane
Language and Communication Department
Northwestern State University
318 Kyser Hall
Natchitoches, LA 71497

Proposals describing existing or planned works about Maddox are desired
as soon as possible, while completed works will by due by February 28,

CFP: Internationalism and African American Poetry (9/15/03; journal issue)

Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 2:17pm

I'm guest editing a special issue of a scholarly journal whose focus will
be internationalism and African American poetry during the period from the
early Sixties to the late Seventies. There will be a special feature in
this issue on the London-based Heritage series, which published chapbooks
(1962-1974) by Robert Hayden, Frank Horne, Arna Bontemps, Conrad Kent
Rivers, Russell Atkins, Lloyd Addison, Audre Lorde, Dudley Randall,
Ishmael Reed, James W. Thompson, Owen Dodson, Harold Carrington = Ray
Bremser, Clarence Major, Mukhtarr Mustapha, Ray Durem, Sebastian Clarke,
Eseoghene (Lindsay Barrett), Frank John, Waring Cuney, Dolores Kendrick,

CFP: Companion to 20th C. British Poetry (no deadline; book)

Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 7:34pm
Jeff Soloway

CFP: Companion to 20th C. British Poetry (no deadline; book)

Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for high school and
college students, is seeking a scholar to write or edit a one-volume
encyclopedia of twentieth-century British poetry. The ideal author will have
a Ph.D., broad knowledge of the subject, and an ability to write clearly and
succinctly for students. If the book is done with contributors, the editor
should also have extensive experience, good contacts in the field, and
excellent managerial and editorial skills. If interested please send letter
and cv, preferably by e-mail, to