Centering the Margin: Editors on Editing Anthologies

Room 2211, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level
Thursday, February 8, 2024
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


In this session, editors of five recently published, or publishing in 2023, anthologies will highlight the contributions of their anthologies and share ins and outs of editing an anthology and getting it published. The anthologies—South to South, Mid/South Sonnets, Already Gone: 40 Stories of Running Away, What Things Cost: An Anthology for the People, and Transmasculine Poetics: Filling the Gap in Literature & the Silences Around Us—cover a wide range of issues and all major literary genres.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Event_Outline-24_Anthology_Editing.pdf



Khem K. Aryal is the author of a short story collection The In-Betweeners (Braddock Ave Books, 2023) and editor of an anthology South to South (Texas Review Press, 2023). He teaches creative writing at Arkansas State University, where he also serves as creative materials editor of Arkansas Review.

Casie Dodd lives in Arkansas with her husband and two children. Her work has appeared in Oxford American, Image, Front Porch Republic, Arkansas Review, and other journals. Based in Fort Smith, she is the founder and publisher of Belle Point Press.

Hannah Grieco is the editor of two anthologies, Already Gone (Alan Squire Publishing, 2023) and And If That Mockingbird Don't Sing (Alternating Current, 2022). Her writing can be found in the Fairy Tale Review, The Rumpus, Brevity, Poet Lore, and more. She teaches at American University.

Emily Jalloul is a Lebanese-American poet from South Florida. She earned a PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Tennessee. Her previous work has been published or is forthcoming in Oxford American, What Things Cost: an anthology for the people, and Arkansas International.

Remi Recchia, PhD, is a trans writer and editor from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Works include Quicksand/Stargazing; Sober; From Gold, Ghosts: Alchemy Erasures; and Transmasculine Poetics: Filling the Gap in Literature & the Silences Around Us. He holds an MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center