F292. Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence in the U.S.

Room 16, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

 

In this reading from the new anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence in the U.S. (Beacon, December 2017)—the first to gather contemporary poets writing about gun violence, along with responses from gun-violence-prevention advocates and victims—five poets will share work from the anthology. The panelists will also show brief video clips of their poems’ accompanying responses, and answer questions about the role of poetry in this pressing social conversation.

Moderator:

Alexandra Teague is the author of the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, the poetry books The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, and coeditor of Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence in the U.S. She is an associate professor at University of Idaho.

Matthew Olzmann is the author of two collections of poems, Mezzanines and Contradictions in the Design. He teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Dana Levin is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Banana Palace. A recipient of honors from the NEA and the Library of Congress, as well as the Rona Jaffe, Whiting, and Guggenheim Foundations, she serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Maryville University in Saint Louis.

Wayne Miller's most recent books are the poetry collection Post-, a cotranslation of Moikom Zeqo's Zodiac, and the essay collection Literary Publishing in the 21st Century (coedited with Travis Kurowski & Kevin Prufer). He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver and edits Copper Nickel.

Brian Clements is coeditor of Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence and author/editor of a dozen other volumes of poetry and anthologies. Since the 12/14/12 shootings at Sandy Hook School in his home town, he has engaged deeply in gun violence prevention activism.

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March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

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