R208. Diode Poetry Journal's 10th Anniversary Reading

Supreme Court, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four
Thursday, February 9, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Founded in 2007, in Doha, Qatar, Diode Poetry Journal has published a stunning array of poets from Pulitzer Prize winners to MFA students. Diode has become known for its expansive and eclectic aesthetic, and its rigorous and attentive editorial practice. To celebrate, five influential poets whose work has appeared over the span of ten years read their poetry. With diverse and bold voices, these poets make an argument for the importance, necessity, and power of the written word.


Patty Paine's most recent book of poems is Grief & Other Animals. She has published four collections of poetry, edited two anthologies, and is editor of Diode Poetry Journal and Diode Editions. She is director of liberal arts & sciences at VCUQ, in Doha, Qatar.

Victoria Chang's new book of poems, Barbie Chang, is forthcoming. Her most recent book, The Boss, won the PEN Center Literary Award and a California Book Award. She also writes children's books and teaches poetry at Chapman University.

Andrea Cohen's fifth poetry collection, Unfathoming, is forthcoming. Recent books include Furs Not Mine and Kentucky Derby. She directs the Blacksmith House and the Writers House at Merrimack College.

sam sax is the author of the forthcoming bury it. He’s received fellowships from the NEA, Bread Loaf, and The Michener Center for Writers where he served as the editor in chief of Bat City Review. His poems are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Ploughshares

TR Hummer has published twelve books of poetry and two of essays.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside