As National Poetry Month demonstrates, the last few years have radically changed the perception of poetry as a popular art. What are the implications for publishing, distribution and marketing? What does the future hold for poets, publishers and poetry audiences?
Editor and publisher Allan Kornblum leads a discussion on the publication process. Topics include shaping a manuscript, balancing your inner vision with considerations of audience, finding a publisher for your work, and working effectively with that publisher.
How does the poet’s sense of responsibility to history and community interact with personal vision? What does poetry tell us that the history books can’t? Panelists discuss the poet’s engagement with history as witness, explorer, archivist and participant.
"What truths––based on intuition, craftsmanship and experience––does poetry teach about the world? Diane Ackerman explores the act of artistic creation and the sensibility of the poet, revealing how poets problem-solve to create works of art."