F259. Poetry Mixtape

Room 14, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Four dynamic poets and one publicist collectively DJ this event that is one part reading, one part listening session, by sharing the soundtracks to their poetry—whether those songs directly inspire or appear in the poems, were listened to during composition or editing, or simply make for a perfect sonic pairing. Featured songs will span decades and genres and are sure to make your conference blues disappear.


Emily Grise is the digital content manager for Copper Canyon Press and poetry editor for WomenArts Quarterly.

Natalie Shapero is the professor of the practice of poetry at Tufts University, an editor at large of the Kenyon Review, and the author of the books Hard Child and No Object. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a Kenyon Review Fellowship.

John Freeman is author of How to Read a Novelist and editor of Freeman's, a literary biannual. His other books include The Tyranny of E-mail and Tales of Two Cities. Former editor of Granta, he teaches at the New School. His work has been translated into twenty languages.

Tomás Q. Morín is the author of the poetry collections Patient Zero and A Larger Country. He translated Pablo Neruda's The Heights of Macchu Picchu and with Mari L’Esperance coedited Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine. He teaches at Texas State and in the low-residency MFA program at VCFA.

Jenny George


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside