R214. The Critical Creative: The Editor-Poet

Portland Ballroom 256, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


This panel will offer an insiders' look into poetry editorship and publication from poets who edit prominent journals and presses. How do these tandem roles, poet and editor, influence one another? Do they detract from or enhance poetry publishing? Does the critical mind impede the creative mind or strengthen it? How? Are certain poetic schools favored? Where does preference end and narrowness begin? Panelists will offer real-life anecdotes and insights on poetry selection and editing.



Marc Vincenz’s tenth collection of poetry is Leaning into the Infinite. He has translated many Romanian-, French- and German-language poets, including Herman Hesse Prize-winner Klaus Merz. An Executive Editor of MadHat Press, he serves on the editorial boards of Plume and Fulcrum.

Larissa Shmailo's latest book of poetry is Medusa's Country and her latest novel is Patient Women. She is an anthologist of Russian poetry in translation and the original English translator of the avant-garde opera Victory over the Sun. She also is a critical writer on poetry and poetics.

Michael Anania is a poet, essayist and fiction writer. His work is widely anthogized and translated. Recent poetry books include Nightsongs and ClamorsContinuous Showings, and Heat Lines. He has taught at Northwestern, University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Amy King's The Missing Museum is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She is on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, received the 2015 WNBA Award, co-edits Bettering American Poetry and Big Energy Poets anthologies, and teaches creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

Kwame Dawes is author of eighteen collections of poetry, two novels, several anthologies, and plays. He has won a Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Emmy. At the University of Nebraska he is a Chancellor's Professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner.


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Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center