Women of Bay Area Lang-Po

deadline for submissions: 
January 20, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Hinton, The City College of New YOrk (CUNYO
contact email: 

Women have played a major role in the poetics and politics of the West Coast Language Poetry movement based in the San Francisco Bay area.  This panel proposal, for the American Literature Association My 24-27 in San Francisco, would consider the important contributions of female poets both solo and in collaboration, including Lyn Hejinian, Carla Harryman, Erica Hunt, Rae Armantrout, Leslie Scalapino, Beverly Dahlen and many others in propelling and sustaining one of America’s most radical literary movements, both aesthetically and politically, since the early 1970s. If you are interested in presenting a paper on these writers, or other women poets who have a relationship to or are influenced by these Bay Area-based women poets (or once based), please send a short query asap. Polished paper proposals due by Jan. 20, although extensions may be possible: Laurahinton12@gmail.com