F174. Slow Reading: Creative Writing, Experiential Learning, and Values

Marquis Salon 9 & 10, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
Friday, February 10, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


In this media age, students read more, and faster, than ever before—in the form of texts, tweets, posts, emails, etc. What are the differences between this reading and the ways we hope for them to engage with literature? How might students benefit—as writers and as persons—from the attention to experience, ecological thinking, and emphasis on values promoted by the Slow Food/Slow Culture movements? This panel will explore Slow Reading as a concept and its practice in teaching creative writing.


Evan Klavon's poems and translations can be found at Ink Node, DIAGRAM, Pacifica Literary Review, Circumference: Poetry in Translation, and Linebreak. He is a PhD candidate in English at UC Berkeley.

Dale Smith teaches at Ryerson University. Recent publications include Slow Poetry in America and Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960. He coedited the forthcoming volume of correspondence between Robert Duncan and Charles Olson.

Jonathan Skinner founded the journal ecopoetics. In addition to numerous ecocritical essays on postwar poetry, his publications include the poetry collections Chip Calls, Birds of Tifft, Warblers, and Political Cactus Poems. He teaches in the writing program at the University of Warwick.

Taylor Brorby is reviews editor for Orion magazine. A fellow at the Black Earth Institute, Taylor is an award-winning essayist, teacher, and poet. He has been recognized with numerous fellowships and residencies, and travels the country regularly to speak about hydraulic fracking.

Megan Kaminski is the author of two books of poetry, Deep City and Desiring Map. Her poems and essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The Atlantic, Barrelhouse, The New Orleans Review, and Sink Review. She is assistant professor of poetry writing at the University of Kansas.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center