R175. Love Poems in Place: Ecotone Poets in Fourteen Lines

Room 305, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


Ecotone's Fall 2019 Love Issue features poems in 14-line forms, including sonnets, rondels prime, and brefs double. In this reading and conversation, contributors will share poems and will speak to the enduring nature of these forms and the transformations they and others have worked upon them. What does it mean to write a love poem in place, or to place? How do such forms allow us to reimagine place—our home landscapes, regions in ecological crisis? What might poets do with these forms next?

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Love_Poems_in_Place-AWP_2020-Outline.pdf



Anna Maria Hong is the author of Age of Glass, winner of the Poetry Society of America’s 2019 Norma Farber First Book Award, the novella H & G, and the forthcoming Fablesque, winner of Tupelo Press’s Berkshire Prize.

Maryann Corbett's poems, translations, and essays appear widely, in journals such as Southwest Review, Barrow Street, River Styx, 32 Poems, and Measure. She has served as an administrator at the formal poetry forum Eratosphere and is a contributor to the Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline project.

V. Penelope Pelizzon’s second poetry collection is Whose Flesh Is Flame, Whose Bone Is Time. Her first book, Nostos, won the Hollis Summers Prize and the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, and elsewhere.

Chad Abushanab is the author of The Last Visit, winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize. His poems appear in the New York Times Magazine, The Believer, Best New Poets, Southern Poetry Review, Ecotone, and others. He holds a PhD in English and creative writing from Texas Tech University.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center