S112. Beyond Genre: Writing, Editing, and Publishing Hybrid Forms in the Age of Fake News

Florida Salon 1, 2, & 3, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Authors who mix fact with fiction, poetry with prose, memoir with history, can fall through generic cracks in the literary landscape. How do we compose with few examples to follow? Where do we publish composite forms that defy or subvert categorization? In a time when hybrid identities of all kinds, and even truth itself, have come under scrutiny, what are the ethical ramifications of writing across genres? Five writers and publishers of hybrid work will discuss approaches and best practices.



Geoff Bouvier's first book of prose poetry, Living Room, won the APR/Honickman Prize and was published by Copper Canyon. His second, Glass Harmonica, appeared from Quale Press. He is an assistant professor of poetry and writing at the University of Tampa and the poetry editor of Tampa Review.

William Todd Seabrook is the author of four novellas-in-flash including The Imagination of Lewis Carroll, The Passion of Joan of Arc, and The Genius of J. Robert Oppenheimer. He earned his PhD at Florida State University, and is the coeditor of The Cupboard Pamphlet, a prose chapbook press.

Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and a founding member of Poems While You Wait. She is the coeditor of Rene Magritte: Selected Writings, and her second novel is Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. She teaches at DePaul.

Carol Guess is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, including Tinderbox Lawn, Darling Endangered, and Doll Studies: Forensics. She is professor of English at Western Washington University, where she teaches creative writing and queer studies.

SJ Sindu is the author of the novel Marriage of a Thousand Lies and the chapbook I Once Met You But You Were Dead. Her short work has appeared in various journals. She holds a PhD in creative writing from Florida State University, and teaches creative writing at Ringling College of Art & Design.


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