R292. The Many Voices of Poetry

Room 511, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 31, 2016
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


This panel of accomplished poets, critics, editors, and teachers discusses the many voices of contemporary American poetry with an emphasis on the aesthetics, craft, and antecedents of confessional, lyric, neoformalist, spoken word, conceptual, historical, and political poetry. The panelists also explore the many new voices of contemporary US poetry from poets in diverse multicultural communities including Afro American, Asian American, and Latino/Latina. as well as feminist, LGBT, and others.



Wendy Martin has published many books on American writers including An American Triptych, Emily Dickinson, and We Are the Stories We Tell, and she is the founding editor of Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and director of the Tufts Poetry Awards.

Don Share is the editor of Poetry, and author, editor, or translator of eleven books. His work at Poetry has been recognized with three National Magazine Awards for editorial excellence, a VIDA "VIDO" Award for his contributions to American literature and literary community, and a CLMP Firecracker Award.

Tess Taylor’s work has appeared in the Atlantic, Boston Review, Harvard Review, and the New Yorker. She is the on-air poetry reviewer for All Things Considered and has taught at Whittier College and UC Berkeley. Her first book is The Forage House. Her second book, Work & Days, is forthcoming.

Brandon Som is the author of the chapbook Babel's Moon and the full-length poetry collection The Tribute Horse, which won the 2015 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. A former Provincetown Fellow, he currently teaches composition in the writing program at USC.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center