S217. Fifty Years of FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

B115, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Since 1969, FIELD Magazine has been known as one of the country's leading journals of contemporary poetry and poetics. In 2019, FIELD will publish its 100th and final issue. This panel, featuring two founding editors and three later additions, will discuss the magazine's history and values, including its annual symposium of essays on the work of a major poet, its commitment to translation, and its openness to a wide variety of voices, both established and emerging.



David Walker is an editor of FIELD and Oberlin College Press. He teaches English and creative writing at Oberlin College.

David Young works at Oberlin College Press. He is the author of eleven collections of poetry, several anthologies, half a dozen critical studies, and many translations, including Rilke, Montale, Petrarch, Du Fu, Basho, and Miroslav Holub.

Stuart Friebert has published fifteen books of poetry, fifteen volumes of translations, two prose memoirs, and co-edited several anthologies. He founded The Writing Program at Oberlin, with help from colleagues; and cofounded Field/Oberlin College Press.

Martha Collins's most recent book of poems is Night Unto Night. She has also published eight earlier poetry collections and three cotranslated volumes of Vietnamese poetry. She is editor-at-large for FIELD magazine and an editor for the Oberlin College Press.

Kazim Ali is a poet, translator, essayist and fiction writer. His books include Inquisition, Bright Felon, and Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies. He is associate professor of creative writing and comparative literature at Oberlin College.


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