R123. Poems Go Pop: How TV, Film, and Music Are Vital to Contemporary Poetry Practices

Room 206B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am


What topics are considered worthy of poetry? Poets and editors discuss how pop culture poems are essential contributions to the broader landscape of contemporary poetry. From found poetry to odes and confessional work, the panelists will share how they’ve incorporated topics ranging from David Bowie and Star Wars to Saved by the Bell and Stevie Nicks into their poetry and they’ll discuss ways for writers to both embrace pop culture and place pop poems with literary journals and presses.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Poems_Go_Pop_Outline.docx
Supplemental Document 1: Poems_for_Pop_Culture_Panel.docx



E. Kristin Anderson is an Austin, TX-based poet and author. She’s the author of nine chapbooks, including 17 seventeen XVII and Pray, Pray, Pray: poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night. Kristin is an assistant poetry editor at The Boiler; once upon a time she worked at the New Yorker.

Samantha Duncan is the author of four poetry chapbooks, including Playing One on TV and The Birth Creatures, and her work has appeared in BOAAT, Meridian, Glass, and the Pinch. She is a prose editor for Storyscape Journal.

Nicole Oquendo is a nonbinary, Latinx writer, artist, editor, and educator specializing in multimodal composition. They are the author of five chapbooks, a hybrid memoir, and a visual poetry collection. They serve the writing community by editing for a small press and literary journal.

Katie Darby Mullins is a professor of creative writing at the University of Evansville. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has work in journals like Hawaii Pacific Review, BOAAT, Harpur Palate, and Prime Number, and she was a semifinalist in the Ropewalk Press Chapbook competition.

Christina Beasley


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center