F136. Composing an Anthology from Start to Strong Finish

F149, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am


From proposal to product, editors examine the undertaking of anthology creation, exploring the detours, potholes, and thoroughfares of the process. Panelists discuss the many facets of anthology deliberation: editorial vision and aesthetic decisions; collaborating with authors, publishers, and other editors; marketing, support, and dissemination, including readings, social media engagement, and classroom distribution; and unexpected issues ranging from the legal to the ethical to the practical.



Simone Muench is the author of six poetry books including Wolf Centos and Suture (written with Dean Rader). Co-editor of the collaborative writing anthology They Said and a recipient of NEA, VSC, and Yaddo fellowships, she serves as advisor for Jet Fuel Review and poetry editor for Tupelo Quarterly.

Jason Koo is the author, most recently, of More Than Mere Light and Sunset Park and coeditor of the Brooklyn Poets Anthology. He is the founder and executive director of Brooklyn Poets and an associate teaching professor of English at Quinnipiac University.


Kristina Marie Darling is author of thirty books, including Dark Horse and Look to your Left: The Poetics of Spectacle. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly, a columnist at The Los Angeles Review of Books, and a contributing writer at Publishers Weekly.

Kelli Russell Agodon is the author of four poetry collections, the coeditor of Fire On Her Tongue: An Anthology of Contemporary Women Poets, and The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Life. She is the cofounder of Two Sylvias Press and the Co-Director of Poets on the Coast.

Brian Clements is coeditor of Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence and author/editor of a dozen other volumes of poetry and anthologies. 


March 4–7, 2020
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Henry B. González Convention Center