F259. Serial Killers: How to Survive the Series Poem

Room 510, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


This panel explores the dangers and allure of the serial poem. Panelists offer insight into the types of poems included in successful series, share the processes and challenges involved in creating their own series, and look at the recent resurgence of the series poem. From series that reconstruct history to series that engage folklore to series that center on a modal unity like elegy or ekphrasis, panelists share best practices to help others build their serial m.o.



John A. Nieves is an assistant professor of English at Salisbury University in Maryland. He received his MA from the University of South Florida and his PhD from the University of Missouri. He is the author of the poetry collection, Curio, and he has been widely published in esteemed national journals.

Cynthia Marie Hoffman is author of the poetry collections Sightseer and Paper Doll Fetus, as well as the chapbook Her Human Costume. She is coeditor of The Cloudy House, an online interview series for project book authors. Her poems appear in Mid-American Review, Fence, Blackbird, diode, and elsewhere.

Alexandra Teague is the author of Mortal Geography, winner of Persea’s 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the 2010 California Book Award, and The Wise and Foolish Builders. She is assistant professor of poetry at University of Idaho and an editor for Broadsided Press.

Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of two poetry collections, Rag & Bone and The End of Pink, which is forthcoming. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at University of Central Missouri where she also serves as the director of Pleiades Press.

Nicky Beer is the author of two books of poems, The Octopus Game and The Diminishing House, which won the 2010 Colorado Book Award for poetry. Her awards include an NEA grant and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship. She is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center