F248. CANCELLED: Of Two Minds: Editors Who Are Writers

Status: Not Accepted

Room 006A, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


The relationship between writers and editors is as storied as the history of publishing itself. An editor must be able to subsume one’s own voice in order to attend to another’s. Yet there are creative benefits to the writer who also edits. What is the overlap between writing and editing? What does it take to function effectively as both a writer and an editor? In this panel, contemporary writers who are also editors will discuss the practice of being of two minds: editorial and authorial.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Event_Outline_for_Of_Two_Minds.docx



James Cihlar is the publisher of Howling Bird Press at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. He teaches graduate courses in editing and publishing. His new book of poems, The Shadowgraph, is forthcoming.

Heid E. Erdrich edited New Poets of Native Nations. Heid is Ojibwe, enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She authored eight books, including Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media. Heid teaches poetry/mixed genre at the low-residency MFA program of Augsburg University.

William Johnson is the online editor of Lambda Literary Review. He is also the editor and publisher of Mary Literary, a literary journal dedicated to publishing gay writing of artist merit, and a contributing arts and culture writer for Crush Fanzine.

Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of, most recently The Trembling Answers and the essay collection We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress; he is the editor of Once and For All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz. He works as digital director of The Paris Review and teaches at NYU and Bennington.

Karen Babine is the author of All the Wild Hungers and Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life, winner of the 2016 Minnesota Book Award for CNF. She edits Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and is assistant professor of English at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.


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