AWP 2013 - Boston, March 6-9 - Poetry and the Academy Today CFP

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Rebecca van Laer

Seeking presentation proposals for the annual AWP conference in Boston, Massachusetts, March 6-9, 2013.

As first-book contests become increasingly influential in shaping contemporary poetry, this panel explores how these contests and other national poetry awards-- particularly the Yale Series of Younger Poets and the Poet Laureateship-- promote established poetic forms that occlude artists working in more experimental modes. Papers will revolve around the relationship between poets and the academy broadly conceived, in particular how the latter's promotion of an established aesthetic overlooks working-class and non-lyric poets, and how we might imagine a publishing industry more amenable to non-traditional forms.

300-500 word abstracts by April 27, 2012.