S149. CANCELLED: New Nature: Rewriting Place in the Anthropocene

Status: Not Accepted

Room 006D, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


Split Rock Review celebrates eight years of publishing literature and art that centers on place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. Four featured authors published by Split Rock Review will read and discuss how their work explores place and complicates the traditions of nature poetry in the Anthropocene. Crystal S. Gibbins, founder and editor of Split Rock Review, will introduce and moderate. A Q&A session will follow the reading.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: SRR_Event_Outline.docx
Supplemental Document 1: SRR_SUPPLEMENTARY_MATERIALS_AWP20.docx



Crystal S. Gibbins is the founder and editor of Split Rock Review, editor of Rewilding: Poems for the Environment, and author of Now/Here, winner of the 2017 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award in Poetry. Her work has appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Prairie Schooner, Verse Daily, and elsewhere.

Jen Karetnick has authored nine poetry collections, including the award-winning The Crossing Over and The Burning Where Breath Used to Be (forthcoming). She co-curates SWWIM, a reading series, and co-edits SWWIM Every Day, a journal. Jen works as a food critic, journalist, and trade book author.

Rachel Morgan is the author of the chapbook, Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey. She was a finalist for 2017 National Poetry Series and recipient of a grant to the Vermont Studio Center. She teaches at the University of Northern Iowa and is the poetry editor for the North American Review.

Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural poet laureate of Phoenix, AZ, as well as the founder of rinky dink press and The Revolution (Relaunch). She is the author of two collections of poetry, the recipient of a 2017 Arts Hero Award, and the winner of the 2017 Split Rock Review chapbook competition.

Wendy Oleson is the author of two award-winning prose chapbooks, Please Find Us and Our Daughter & Other Stories. Her fiction appears in Cimarron Review, Copper Nickel, Fourteen Hills, Carve, and elsewhere. Wendy serves as associate prose editor for Fairy Tale Review.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center