S153. How Poets Progress: On Poetic Development

C123, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am


How do poets move forward in their art and in their lives? How do poets and their poems change over the course of an artistic career? This panel conversation will present a unique opportunity for poets to describe how their own work has developed, poem to poem, book to book, at different stages and by various angles—through moments of breakthroughs and through fallow periods, through inspiration and through perseverance, as poetry critics see them and as the poets see themselves.


Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of, most recently, The Trembling Answers and the essay collection We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress; he is also the editor of Once and For All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz. He works at Publishers Weekly and teaches at NYU.

francine j. harris is the author of play dead, winner of 2017 Lambda Literary and Audre Lorde Awards. She has received fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, is a Cave Canem poet, and is the 2018/2019 Rona Jaffe Fellow at the Cullman Center at New York Public Library.

D. A. Powell's books include Repast and Useless Landscape or A Guide for Boys, recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. He teaches full-time at the University of San Francisco.

Monica McClure is the author of Tender Data (Birds, LLC) and the chapbooks, Mood Swing and Mala. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Jubilat, Fence, The Los Angeles Review, The Lit Review, Lambda Literary Review and elsewhere.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center