112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Creative Writing: Poetry that May (or May Not) Change Your Life

Session Chair: 
Renee Ruderman, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Session 2: Friday 10:45am-12:15pm
RCC Meeting Room 7


  1. Carol Samson, University of Denver
    Indexical is a prose poem of 1,330 words. It explores photographs as indexes, toying with the records kept by old Polaroid photographs, turning sallow yellow, with the stereo-cameras that required the manufacturing of stereoslides, and with memory itself as it cannot help but escape the margins of a photograph, seeking to reconcile the now with the then of images and of mind that are bound in photographic records of  red houses and angular women holding birthday cakes and black dogs in black and white.
  2. David Clark, Independent Scholar
    David B. Clark is a writer, poet, and adventurer from Denver, Colorado. He spends his free-time reading, writing, traveling, and partaking in various outdoor activities. He will graduate this autumn from Metropolitan State University of Denver with his Bachelor’s in English with a writing emphasis and a minor in Tourism. 
  3. Orlinda Pacheco, "California State University, San Bernardino"
    Orlinda Pacheco is a second year MFA student at California State University, San Bernardino and has been published twice in The Pacific Review. She currently lives and writes in Apple Valley, California.
  4. Amelie Frank, Poet
    Amelie Frank, author of five poetry collections, reads extensively in Southern California, and has featured for the Newer Poets Series, LACMA, and MOMA. She has served as co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets, as a trustee of Beyond Baroque, LA's historic literary arts center, and she has received numerous citations for her work as a publisher.
Session Cancelled: