R250. CANCELLED: The Poetry Chapbook: Entry and Energy

Status: Not Accepted

Room 006C, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


What is a chapbook, nonpoets often ask. Five poets and poet-editors discuss unique qualities of the chapbook form and how crafting and publishing a chapbook can help emerging poets and established poets reach an audience or explore a theme. Chapbook editors and authors look at the different paths chapbook poets take postpublication. The chapbook as a gateway to publishing a full-length collection as well as the reasons poets turn to chapbooks throughout their writing lives will be discussed.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_Chapbook-_Entry_Energy.docx



Jennifer Franklin (Brown AB, Columbia MFA) is the author of No Small Gift and Looming. Her poetry has been published in the Paris Review, the Nation, and Boston Review and on poets.org. She is co-editor of Slapering Hol Press and teaches at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center.

Kimiko Hahn finds material from disparate sources: identity, current events, Japanese zuihitsu, nature, science (Brain Fever). She explores iterations of Foreign Bodies in her latest book. Awards include a Guggenheim. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Translation, Queens College-CUNY.

Sean Nevin is the author of Oblivio Gate and the chapbook A House That Falls. His honors include a Literature Fellowship from the NEA, The Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize, and two fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He directs Drew University’s MFA in poetry program.

Leela Chantrelle, a poet, is a graduate of Cornell University. Currently, she teaches English at a progressive high school in Baltimore Maryland. In 2019 she cowrote Leading With a Naked Body along with Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon.

J. Bruce Fuller is a 2016–2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. He is the author of five chapbooks and the editor of two anthologies of poetry. He is the founder and publisher of Yellow Flag Press. He received a PhD from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center