S215. Why We Innovate: The Case for Hybrid Genres

Room 409 AB, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Editors of and contributors to Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of Eight Hybrid Literary Genres discuss writing and teaching hybrid literature as innovative acts of artistic, social, and cultural criticism, and as radical self-creation. Panelists discuss why writers mix forms and provide ideas and examples for crafting and teaching hybrid genres, focusing on blendings of visual, performative, lyrical, and narrative techniques.



Jacqueline Kolosov is professor of English at Texas Tech. She works in poetry and prose with new writing in Sewanee Review, the Southern Review and Prairie Schooner. Her books include Memory of Blue, Along the Way, and Family Resemblance (editor).

Jenny Boully is the author most recently of of the mismatched teacups, of the single-serving spoon: a book of failures. Her other books include The Book of Beginnings and Endings and The Body: An Essay.

Tung-Hui Hu is the author of three books of poetry, The Book of Motion, Mine, and Greenhouses, Lighthouses, and one critical study, A Prehistory of the Cloud. He is a 2015 NEA fellow and an assistant professor of English at the University of Michigan.

Mary Szybist is the author of two collections of poetry: Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award, and Granted, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writing Award, and a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress. She teaches at Lewis & Clark College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

Kathleen Rooney


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center