R236. CANCELLED: Demystifying Poetry Editing

Status: Not Accepted

Room 217B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


The poetry editing process can seem a bit mystifying. How one edits the poem of another is an absurdly basic question and yet fundamental. Here, guided by an experienced interviewer, editors will discuss their philosophies of approach, the types of work they find most challenging, their failures, what conversations with the poets they edit might look like, and how the editing process affects an editor's own writing for better or worse.



David Naimon is coauthor of Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing and host of the literary podcast Between the Covers (tinhouse.com/podcasts). His work can be found in AGNI, Boulevard, VQR, Tin House, Fourth Genre, Zyzzyva, StoryQuarterly, and elsewhere.

Erika Stevens is Coffee House Press's poetry editor at large. She freelances as Quick Bread Editorial. Formerly of the University Press of Florida and the University of Georgia Press.

Parneshia Jones is the author of Vessel: Poems, winner of the Midwest Book Award. Jones is a recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award and the Aquarius Press Legacy Award. She currently holds positions as sales and community outreach manager and poetry editor for Northwestern University Press.

Suzi F. Garcia is the author of the chapbook Dear Dorothy: A Home Grown Fairytale. She is the executive editor at Noemi Press, a CantoMundo Fellow, and a Macondonista, and her work is published or forthcoming from the Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, Fence, the Offing, and more.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center