As new technologies for publishing and distribution create new opportunities and challenges, all of our presuppositions about reaching poetry audiences must be re-examined. With a special focus on the interactions of book publishing, literary journals, the spoken word and the internet, this discussion will chart the shifting ground of the current literary landscape.
Experience the breadth and diversity of contemporary poetry today with this exciting display of all the poetry books published in the United States during the last year. From micro-press chapbooks to CDs to volumes from major commercial publishers, over 2,000 poetry titles are gathered together at Poets House. In conjunction, Showcase Readings will feature poets reading from newly published books.
The 2012 Showcase will include all of the year's new poetry and poetry-related books, chapbooks and multimedia titles published in the United States. More than 2,100 titles were in last year’s exhibition, representing close to 650 U.S. publishers—commercial, university, independent, small and micro-presses.