F215. Open Pedagogies: Teaching Poetry Through Art Inside and Outside of the Workshop

Ballroom D, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Poets often find themselves bringing poetry to students in a variety of settings. Nevertheless, poetry workshops are often taught the same way in all of these spaces—through the singular lens of poetry itself. While this approach can be productive in some classrooms, it has limitations. In this panel, we will provide practical suggestions for integrating art and poetry and will explore the immense creative output that happens when we open our teaching towards the influence of other art forms.



Dorothea Lasky is the author of five books of poetry, including the forthcoming Milk and most recently Rome. She is an assistant professor of poetry and codirector of Columbia Artist/Teachers at Columbia University's School of the Arts.

Timothy Donnelly’s most recent book is The Cloud Corporation, winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. A Guggenheim Fellow, he is a poetry editor for Boston Review and chair of Columbia University's writing program.

Emily Skillings is the author of two chapbooks, Backchannel and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Fort Not, will be published in 2017. She is an MFA candidate at Columbia University and a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative.

Myung Mi Kim is the author of numerous books of poems, including Penury, Commons, Dura, and Under Flag. Kim is James H. McNulty Chair of English and Director of the Poetics Program at The University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Wendy Xu is the author of Phrasis, You Are Not Dead, and the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Her work has appeared widely in journals such as Poetry, Boston Review, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. She is poetry editor for Hyperallergic.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center