S276. Poems for the Next Generation: Bringing Poetry to Teenagers and Young Adults
Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Brett Fletcher Lauer is the deputy director of the Poetry Society of America, the poetry editor of A Public Space, and the author of A Hotel in Belgium. He has coedited several anthologies, including Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation.
E. Kristin Anderson has been published widely in magazines. She’s the author of seven chapbooks, including A Guide for the Practical Abductee; Pray, Pray, Pray; and 17 Days. She edits at NonBinary Review and Found Poetry Review. Once upon a time she worked nights at The New Yorker.
Kerri Webster is the author of two books: Grand and Arsenal, winner of the Iowa Prize, and We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone. She teaches at Boise State University and works as a Writer in the Schools for the Cabin, a literary arts organization.
Lynn Melnick is author of If I Should Say I Have Hope, a book of poems, and coeditor, with Brett Fletcher Lauer, of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation. She teaches at 92Y and is the social media and outreach director for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.
Sheila McMullin, poet and feminist, works as an afterschool creative writing and college prep instructor, for VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, ROAR magazine, and she manages the online site MoonSpit Poetry. She volunteers at her local animal rescue. She holds her MFA from George Mason University.