Post-Now: Community, Collaboration, and Poetic Practice (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

deadline for submissions: 
April 18, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
MMLA 2022 Minneapolis; Creative Writing: Poetry Permanent Section
contact email: 

The Creative Writing II: Poetry permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks creative, critical, and hybrid proposals that connect to this year’s convention theme of “Post-Now.” We are particularly interested in presentations from poets and poet-scholars who engage with future-oriented poetics and praxis. Questions to consider include: How is (your) poetry and poetic practice positioned within the (ecological, technological, political, intersectional) contemporary momentum of the twenty-first century? How does poetry engage with and/or towards the future while also negotiating past and present? What poetic possibilities lie ahead, and what cannot be left behind?  

We welcome papers, poetry, and digital poetics projects, and are especially interested in critical-creative works that are socially conscious and politically engaged. Presentations should be approximately 15 minutes in length. 

To submit your work for consideration, please send a 200-300 word abstract and a brief bio to the section chair, Hannah Kroonblawd (hlkroon@ilstu.edu), by end-of-day on April 18, 2022. Proposals of creative projects should include a brief sample of creative work (3-5 pages of poetry) along with the abstract. Please include your name, professional affiliation, e-mail address, and paper title in your submission.

MMLA 2022 is scheduled to take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from Nov. 16-21. More information can be found on the convention webpage: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/