R203. Crafting the Short Form

E146, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


As a publisher of hybrid works, chapbooks, novels in stories, and experimental prose, Sarabande has championed the short form for a quarter century. The members of this panel will present and discuss original works of flash fiction, ten second essays, aphorisms, poetry chapbooks, and video essays. They will address structure, density, beginnings and endings, sudden moves, white space, and other tools in the short form writer's toolbox.



Kristen Renee Miller is the managing editor at Sarabande Books. Her poetry and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Kenyon Review, Guernica, The Offing, and elsewhere. Her book Spawn, a translation of poetry by Quebec poet Marie-Andrée Gill, is forthcoming in 2019.

Kimiko Hahn finds material from disparate sources including: black lung, Japanese zuihitsu, and science, as in Brain Fever, one of her nine collections. Awards include a Guggenheim. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Translation, Queens College-CUNY and she is board president of Poetry Society of America.

Elena Passarello is the author of the essay collections Animals Strike Curious Poses and Let Me Clear My Throat. A recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award, she coedits the In Place book series for West Virginia University Press and teaches in the MFA program at Oregon State University.

Nona Caspers's The Fifth Woman received the Mary McCarthy award. Heavier Than Air received the Grace Paley Short Fiction Prize and was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. An NEA recipient, she is Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.

James Richardson's most recent collections of poetry and aphorisms are During (Poetry Society of America's 2015 Alice Fay Di Castagnola Prize), By the Numbers (National Book Award finalist), Interglacial (National Book Critics Circle finalist), and Vectors: Aphorisms and Ten-Second Essays. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University.


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Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center