R130. CANCELLED: What’s Poetry Got to Do with It?: Creative Writing in the Wider World

Status: Not Accepted

Room 213, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Poetry is a practice of introspection and transformation. How can poetry help us to be more introspective and transformative in our nonpoetic lives? Four panelists discuss the uses and effects of poetic engagement in four different contexts: a psychology study, a prison justice organization, a religious studies classroom, and a printmaking workshop. Panelists will share techniques for bringing poetry into nonpoetic settings in productive ways.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_Outline-updated.docx



Samantha Fain is an undergraduate student at Franklin College studying creative writing, psychology, and Spanish.

Chloe Martinez is the program coordinator for the Center for Writing and Public Discourse at Claremont McKenna College, as well as lecturer in religious studies. Her poems have appeared in publications including Waxwing, The Normal School, The Collagist, PANK, and The Common.

Helena Mesa is the author of Horse Dance Underwater and a coeditor for Mentor and Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets. She teaches at Albion College.

Annie Finch


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center