F155. Apollinaire 100 Years On

Room 7, 8, & 9, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am


One hundred years ago, in the last year of his life, Guillaume Apollinaire wrote a poem celebrating the "long quarrel" between "order and adventure," a tension still animating our best poems. Panelists reconsider this modernist and his influence on our ongoing experiments. In a moment riddled with hate crimes, it is a tonic to encounter a poet who said, in a poem written just after his return from WWI, that all he wanted was to "explore kindness the enormous country where everything is silent...."


Catherine Barnett has received the James Laughlin Award, a Guggenheim, and a Whiting Writers Award. Her third book of poems will be published this year. Author of The Game of Boxes and Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, she works as an independent editor and teaches in the writing program at NYU.

Roger Reeves was awarded a 2014–2015 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House. His first book is King Me.

Ama Codjoe has been awarded support from Saltonstall Foundation, Cave Canem Foundation, and Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. Her poems have appeared in Narrative, Four Way Review, Georgia Review, and elsewhere.

Julie Carr is the author of five books of poetry, most recently 100 Notes on Violence, Sarah—Of Fragments and Lines, RAG, and Think Tank. Prose books include Surface Tension: Ruptural Time and the Poetics of Desire in Late Victorian Poetry and Objects from a Borrowed Confession.

Ed Skoog is the author of three books of poems, Mister Skylight, Rough Day, and Run the Red Lights.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside