CFP: Professional Roundtable on Writing and Teaching Poetry (9/15/07; NEMLA, 5/11/08-5/13/08)

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Carlos Hiraldo
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Call for Papers

2008 North Eastern Modern Language Association
Convention in Buffalo, New York
Date: April 11-13, 2008

Deadline for Abstract: September 15, 2007

Please e-mail a one page abstract to or via regular mail to

LaGuardia Community College
c/o Dr. Carlos Hiraldo
31-10 Thomson Avenue
E-103 AA
Long Island City, NY 11101

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Because of its compact style and its use of literary
devices that help develop meaning and unearth buried
truths, poetry requires active engagement from
students. Those who write poetry are especially suited
for the crucial mission of teaching poetry.
Poet-teachers have insight into the challenge of
understanding posed by the immediate language of
poetry. This panel will be made up of poets who teach
poetry as a literary subject. Participants on the
panel will read their original poems and then discuss
the ways in which the creative process of writing
poetry influences how they approach the teaching of

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