S221. Poetry’s First and Last Stop: Libraries as Partners in the Publishing Process

Room 206A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


Libraries serve a unique role in the writing and publishing process; they are the birthplace of inspiration and the final home for poetic works. Panelists from Central Texas universities, public libraries, and independent publishers will discuss the ways poetry and libraries have intersected in their creative work and careers. Panelists will also share how poets can work with librarians and library workers to promote their books, so that writers are prepared to utilize the library market.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_Outline.pdf



Tomás Q. Morín is the author of Patient Zero and A Larger Country. He translated Pablo Neruda's The Heights of Macchu Picchu and with Mari L’Esperance coedited Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine. He teaches at Drew University and in the low-residency MFA program at VCFA.

Gina Bastone is the humanities librarian at the University of Texas at Austin, where she curates the UT Poetry Center at the Perry-Castañeda Library. She served on the board of Chicon Street Poets and writes poetry in her spare time. She received her MS in information science from UT Austin.

Annar Veröld is a Honduran-American poet, screenwriter-director, and the managing editor at Host Publications. She proudly hosts the reading series I Scream Social.

Sam Treviño is a writer, poet, and literary organizer from Austin, Texas. He is currently Community Outreach Director for Chicon Street Poets, a literary nonprofit based in East Austin, and oversees the Aural Literature reading series for Austin Public Library, where he is a library associate.

Dave Lucas is the author of Weather, which received the Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. In 2018, he was appointed the second poet laureate of the State of Ohio. He teaches at Case Western Reserve University.


February 7–10, 2024
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