CFP: AWP Herb Scott Tribute (4/17/07; 1/30/08-2/2/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Lydia Melvin
contact email: 
mae_b@mac.com

Call for Papers: AWP Panel, Tribute of Herb Scott, poet, editor,
teacher, mentor, friend

This panel will be a tribute to visionary teacher, leader, organizer,
editor,
mentor, friend, & poet Herb Scott, founder and editor of New Issues
Press,
author of _Groceries_, _Disguises_, and _Sleeping Woman_,and professor
at Western Michigan University. The panel will be 2-fold, 1-part essay/
reflections on your personal intersection with Herb, and 1-part reading
of Herb's
poems. Your paper (in its final stage) should be no more than 5 minutes
long,
and you will have 8 minutes to read poems of Herb Scotts that you have
chosen.

Interested parties should send a very brief abstract (about 100 words)
that
includes names of poems they're interested in reading, as well as a
general
description of the type of essay they'd like to deliver (i.e. personal
reflection
on Herb as an editor, critical reflection on Herb building New Issues
press,
reflection on Herb as teacher, reflection on Herb as mentor, as friend,
etc.).

Interested parties can reach me at mae_b_at_mac.com, & I need to have
the responses in by 17 April 2007. I will inform everyone who has been
selected to participate by 24 April 2007, and will have the proposal
ready for
review on 27 April 2007. To offer a balanced panel, I will chose one
ex-student,
one editor (either current or past of New Issues Press), one
friend/colleague,
one New Issues author (who could discuss their relationship with
Herb-as-editor),
and one (hopefully) editor of an independent press (who could offer some
insight on building a press while maintaining one's identity as a
poet). Please note, however, that this is all open to change, is fluid.

Metta Sama (mae_b_at_mac.com)
Author, _South of Here_ (New Issues Press, 2005)

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond