Teaching Literary Editing and Publishing in a Creative Writing Curriculum

Room 2209, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level
Saturday, February 10, 2024
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


How can coursework in literary editing and publishing, combined with hands-on experience working on a national publication, best support an undergrad or graduate creative writing curriculum? Five editors of literary journals who teach editing share strategies to engage students in questions of collaborative literary assessment, aesthetic judgment, representation and equity, and distinctive curation as they become stronger readers and writers through the discussion of manuscript submissions.

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Michael Dumanis is the author of the poetry collections Creature (Four Way Books, 2023) and My Soviet Union, winner of the Juniper Prize. He coedited Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande). He is a professor at Bennington College and the editor of Bennington Review.

Sally Keith's fifth collection of poetry, Two of Everything, is forthcoming (Milkweed) in 2024. She is a faculty member of the MFA program at George Mason University and co-editorial director of Poetry Daily.

Srikanth Reddy's most recent book of poetry is Underworld Lit. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA, Creative Capital, and the Guggenheim Foundation, he is currently a professor of English at the University of Chicago.

Hasanthika Sirisena’s work has recently appeared in Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Georgia Review, and has been named notable by Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. Their essay collection Dark Tourist (Mad Creek Books, 2022) was a finalist for a 2022 Lambda Literary Award.

James Allen Hall is the author of two books of poems, Romantic Comedy (Four Way Books, 2023) and Now You’re the Enemy (2008). They also authored a book of lyric essays, I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well. They teach at Washington College and direct the Rose O'Neill Literary House.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center