S252. Poetry and the Body: Writing the Corporeal

B116, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


In this poetry craft and criticism panel, we aim to have a meaningful dialogue about how the corporeal and related elements enter into our creative processes and how they also inform the delivery of our work in public settings. Drawing from history, memory, and geography, we aim to more fully place the corporeal among the elements that guide our work. We hope poets in the audience will be inspired to consider how the corporeal informs their own creation, forms, content, and delivery.


Peter Joseph Gloviczki (PhD, University of Minnesota, 2012) is a teacher, a communication researcher, and a poet. He works as an assistant professor of communication at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina.

Alex Lemon’s most recent books are Feverland: A Memoir in Shards and The Wish Book. He is the author of Happy: A Memoir and three other poetry collections: Mosquito, Hallelujah Blackout, and Fancy Beasts. A fifth poetry collection, Or Beauty, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. He teaches at TCU.

Kelly Davio is a poet and essayist. Her most recent books are the essay collection It’s Just Nerves and the poetry collection The Book of the Unreal Woman. Davio works as a medical editor in London.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center