S161. Poetry in the Expanded Field

Room 17, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am


When poets make combinatory, sutured creatures by mixing fields of artistic practice, where does the genre then reside? As we choose away from poetry’s genealogy of reading/page, do we have to explain or even decide? Writers who for very different reasons have become successful inter-arts practitioners demo their work and discuss the benefits, tensions and complicities of what happens when poetry “wanders.”


Terri Witek has written five books of poems, most recently Body Switch, and collaborates on installations and performances with artists. She directs the undergrad program and teaches Poetry in the Expanded Field with Cyriaco Lopes in Stetson University's low-residency MFA of the Americas.

Urayoán Noel is associate professor of English and Spanish at NYU and a 2016–2017 Howard Foundation fellow. A former Ford Foundation and CantoMundo fellow, Noel is the author of In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam, Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico, and other books.

Vidhu Aggarwal's book of poems, The Trouble with Humpadori, takes mobile forms in video, comics, and performance. She teaches postcolonial/transnational literatures and creative writing at Rollins College.

Johnny Damm is the author of Science of Things Familiar and two chapbooks, Your Favorite Song (Battle Stories) and The Old Man’s Illustrated Library: # 36 & # 5. He is a doctoral candidate in creative writing at the University of Georgia and editor of A Bad Penny Review and Opo Books & Objects.

Amaranth Borsuk is a poet working across media platforms. Her most recent book is Pomegranate Eater. Previous books include Handiwork, and the collaborations ABRA, As We Know and Between Page & Screen. She teaches in the MFA in creative writing and poetics at the University of Washington, Bothell.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside