115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Conversations with the Past: Revising the Masters

Presiding Officer: 
Sandra M. Doe, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Past poetic texts grant contemporary poets opportunities for re-viewing, re-stating, re-casting, re-structuring, and re-iterating ideas and emotions. From Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style to Paul Hoover’s Sonnet 56, poets re-state classic human concerns about life and death, joy and sorrow. “Conversations with the Past” invites both scholarly and poetic submissions. You may submit a proposal for an analysis of contemporary poets who have re-viewed and re-vised past masters using contemporary poetics, or, alternatively, you may submit a proposal for a creative reading of your own poetry that reviews and revises past masters using contemporary poetics (or some hybrid version of a poetry reading and analysis presentation). If you are proposing a creative reading of your poetry, please email samples of your poetry to Sandra Doe and Tameca Coleman: tameca.coleman@gmail.comdrsandradoe@gmail.com.

Closed (not accepting submissions)
Topic Type: 
Special Session