Virtual AWP Event Beyond Sunrise, There Is a Song We Follow: A Conversation with Joy Harjo and Rob Casper
Videos of our virtual events as well as select featured presentations from the events offered each year at the AWP Conference & Bookfair. Some recordings from 2013-2015 were produced by FORA.tv.. Some interviews from 2016–2019 were produced by PBS's Book View Now.
Virtual | April 15, 2021
Just in time for National Poetry Month, the Writer to Writer Conversations & Readings series kicks off with a poetry reading by the mentees of poet and literary translator J. Kates, who has returned each year as a mentor since joining in 2017. He has guided four mentees through the program: Lucas Jacob, Lynn Pattison, Joyce Schmid, and Susan Tatiner.
Virtual | April 6, 2021
A Reading & Conversation with Ada Limón, Jake Skeets, and Rick Barot, Sponsored by Milkweed Editions
Milkweed Editions presents three critically-acclaimed poets in conversation: Ada Limón, author of the National Book Critic Circle Award-winning collection The Carrying; Diné poet Jake Skeets, author of Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, a National Poetry Series-winning collection; and Rick Barot, author of The Galleons, as well as three previous collections of poems, The Darker Fall; Want, which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and won the 2009 Grub Street Book Prize; and Chord.
Virtual | March 7, 2021
Established in 2001, Cave Canem's Legacy Conversations features pre-eminent poets and scholars who have played historic roles in Black poetry. These discussions address historical, aesthetic, political, and personal influences on craft and thought. In this edition, poets C. S. Giscombe, known for his meditations across geography and time, and Nathaniel Mackey, noted for his experiments with language and music, are led in conversation by Cave Canem fellow Jari Bradley.
Virtual | March 6, 2021
Two National Book Critics Circle award-winning writers, Haitian-born Edwidge Danticat and New Orleanian native Sarah M. Broom, read from their work and engage in a conversation about finding home, their inspiration, research, evolving forms, the unique challenges of writing in these times, the imaginative process that shapes their originality, and what awards mean to writers. Consider this a double master class in the art of storytelling.
| January 12, 2021
Felicia Rose Chavez, Caleb Lee González, and Matthew Salesses discuss creative writing teaching practices that value all voices and experiences. AWP Board Member Stephanie Vanderslice moderates.