Get ready for AWP 2018!

From 2/12 until the start of the AWP Annual Conference in Tampa, The Southern Review will be celebrating all our recent contributors (2016–current issue) who can also be found on AWP’s program lineup! Throughout the next four weeks issues featuring AWP panelists will only be $10. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get panel recommendations and take advantage of the back issue promotion. We’ll feature different authors and panels almost every day! Or, bookmark this page and view all of the contributors and their panels here.

And don’t forget to come say hello at the conference! The Southern Review will be at the book fair, in booths 505/507. Coeditor Emily Nemens will also be speaking on Friday morning, March 9, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., on the panel “Born on the Bayou: Five Fiction Writers with Southern Ties”; and publisher MaryKatherine Callaway will be a part of the panel “Voice in the American Southeast: A David Kirby Tribute” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.


From our winter 2016 issue

John Peckham, author of five collections of poetry, a memoir, and a new collection of essays, Body Memory, will be presenting at the panel, “About Grief, Trauma, Loss: The Facing, the Writing, and the Healing,” on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Lydia Conklin, who has received two Pushcart Prizes (including one awarded to the story in the winter 2016 issue), work-study scholarships from Bread Loaf, and fellowships from Emory, MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and Djerass, will be on the panel, “From Words to Images: Making Comics (for Writers),” on Friday, March 9, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.


From our spring 2016 issue

Denise Duhamel’s recent book of poetry, Blowout, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle award. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She will be moderating the panel, “Pitt Poetry Series Reading: The Florida Connection,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Sam Sax, a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and editor in chief of Bat City Review, will be on the panel, “Tikkun Olam: Jewish Poets on Mending the World,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

David James Poissant is the author of The Heaven of Animals, winner of the GLCA New Writers Award, and a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and the PEN/Bingham Prize. His work has appeared in The Atlantic and The New York Times. He will be on the panel, “How Short Story Collections Are Born: Demystifying the Process of Publishing Your Debut Collection,” on Friday, March 9, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. He will also be reading from his work during the “Florida Book Award Winners Reading,” panel on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Donna J. Long, an English professor at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virgina, and editor of Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, will be on the panel, “A Tribute to Van Brock, Poet and Founder of Anhinga Press,” on Friday, March 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Ange Mlinko, recipient of the Randall Jarrell Award from the Poetry Foundation and a Guggenheim Fellowship, is the author of five poetry collections, including her most recent, Distant Mandat.  She will be on the panel, “The Revival of Aphrodite’s Daughter: Rhetoric in Contemporary Poetry,” on Friday, March 9, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Rachel Yoder hosts The Fail Safe, a podcast about creative failure, and also edits draft: The Journal of Process. She will be on the panel, “How to Fail: On Abandoning a Manuscript, and Not,” on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Beth Ann Fennelly, poet laureate of Mississippi, winner of a Pushcart, an NEA, a Fulbright, and a USA Artist Grant, has published three books of poems, a book of nonfiction, and a cowritten novel. She will be on the panel, “Feminist Flash: Five Women Talk Flash Nonfiction,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. She will also be reading from her work during the “Brevity‘s 20th Anniversary Reading” panel on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Maggie Smith is the author of, most recently, Good Bones and The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison. Her poems have appeared in the New York Times, AGNI, and the Best American Poetry 2017, as well as on the CBS primetime drama Madam Secretary. She will be on the panel, “A Reading and Conversation with Ishion Hutchinson, Maggie Smith, and Virgil Suárez,” on Friday, March 9, 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. She will also be on the panel, “Why [Not] Say What Happened?: On Writing Confessional Poetry,” on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.


From our summer 2016 and autumn 2016 issues

Tom Sleigh’s books include Station Zed, Army Cats (John Updike Award), and Space Walk (Kingsley Tufts Award). He will be on the panel, “Horizon on Fire: The Poet as Journalist Here and Abroad,” on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Rose McLarney,  poetry editor of Southern Humanities Review, has published two collections of poems, Its Day Being Gone, the 2013 National Poetry Series winner, and The Always Broken Plates of Mountains. She will be on the panel, “Draining the Swamp: The Future of Environmental Writing on a Changing Planet,” on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Richie Hofmann, a 2017–19 Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, is the author of Second Empire and a recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He will be moderating the panel, “A Winding Stair: Teaching Poetic Form,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. He will also be on the “Beyond the Margins: Expanding a Book Review Section” panel on Saturday, March 10, 10:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Doug Ramspeck has directed a writing center for sixteen years and is the author of six poetry books and one short story collection. He has served as a mentor with AWP’s Writer to Writer program and with the Adroit Journal. Ramspeck will be moderating the “The Mentor/Mentee Relationship for Creative Writers” panel on Thursday, March 8, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Christine Sneed will also be on the “The Mentor/Mentee Relationship for Creative Writers” panel on Thursday, March 8, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. She is the faculty director of Northwestern University’s graduate writing program; she also teaches for Regis University’s low-residency MFA program and was an AWP W2W mentor. She has published four books; her first, Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry, won the Grace Paley Prize.

Anne Valente the author of the novel, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down, and the short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names will moderate the “Beyond 140 Characters and the Canon: The Growth of Undergraduate Creative Writing” panel on Friday, March 9, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Bruce Bond is the author of eighteen books including Black Anthem (Tampa Review Prize), Gold Bee (Helen Smith Award, Crab Orchard Award), Sacrum, Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems 1997–2015 (Phillabaum Award), and Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods (Elixir Poetry Prize). He will be on the panel, “Thirty Years of Influence Across Genres in Indigenous Literature: Tribute to Diane Glancy,” on Saturday, March 10, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.


From our winter 2017 issue

Chelsea Rathburn, director of the creative writing program at Young Harris College and recipient of a NEA fellowship in poetry, is the author of two books of poetry, A Raft of Grief and The Shifting Line. Her writing has appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic, Creative Nonfiction, and other journals. She will be on the panel, “Writing/Motherhood: Difficulty, Ambivalence, and Joy,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Wendy Barker, recipient of NEA and Rockefeller fellowships, is the coeditor the anthology Far Out: Poems of the ’60s, and author of sixth full-length collections of poems including, One Blackbird at a Time, winner of the John Ciardi Prize in 2015. She will be on the panel, “Erasures, White Shame: We Need to Talk,” on Friday, March 9, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Nicole Cooley, director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College-CUNY, is the author of a novel and six books of poems, including most recently Girl After Girl After Girl. She will be on the panel, “Feminist Flash: Five Women Talk Flash Nonfiction,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Jacqueline Osherow, director of the Creative Writing program at Utah,  is author of six books of poetry, most recently Whitethorn. She has received the Witter Bynner Prize and grants from the NEA, Guggenheim, and Ingram Merrill Foundations. She will be on the panel, “Oy Vey es Florida: Poetry on the Jewish American Experience,” on Friday, March 9, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.


From our spring 2017 issue

Bruce Beasley is a professor of English at Western Washington University and author of eight collections of poems, including All Soul Parts Returned and Theophobia. He has won three Pushcart Prizes, an NEA fellowship, and the Colorado Prize for Poetry. He will moderate the panel, “The Dream Work of Poetry,” on Saturday, March 10,3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Sandra Gail Lambert writes fiction and memoir that is often about the body and its relationship to the natural world. Her work has appeared in New Letters, DIAGRAM, and Hippocampus. The River’s Memory is her debut novel and she is a coeditor of the anthology Older Queer Voices. She will be on the panel, “A Reading from Flash Nonfiction Funny,” on Friday, March 9, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Kevin Prufer is the author most recently of How He Loved Them, Churches, In a Beautiful Country, and National Anthem. He is codirector of the Unsung Masters Series, and professor at the University of Houston’s creative writing program and the Lesley University low-residency MFA program. He will moderate the “Into English: The Case for Multiple Translations,” panel on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. He will also be on the “Four Way Books 25th Anniversary Reading” panel on Friday, March 9, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Catherine Pierce, codirector of the creative writing program at Mississippi State University, is the author of three books of poetry: The Tornado Is the World, The Girls of Peculiar, and Famous Last Words. She will be on the panel, “Our Brilliant Friends: Women, Friendship, and Art,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.


From our summer 2017 issue

Erika Meitner is the author of four books of poems, including Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls; Ideal Cities, which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner; and Copia. She is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she directs the MFA program in creative writing. She will be on the panel, “Tikkun Olam: Jewish Poets on Mending the World,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Chanda Feldman is the author of Approaching the Fields. She is a Cave Canem Fellow, and has received a NEA Fellowship for Poetry and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. She holds an MFA from Cornell University. She will be on the panel, “Writing/Motherhood: Difficulty, Ambivalence, and Joy,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Jehanne Dubrow, associate professor at the University of North Texas, is the author of six poetry collections, including most recently Dots & Dashes, The Arranged Marriage, and Red Army Red. She will be on the panel, “Conflict, Crisis, Verse: Four Poets in Conversation,” on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Lance Larsen, poet laureate of Utah from 2012–2017, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently What the Body Knows. He has won a Pushcart Prize and an NEA fellowship. He serves as department chair at BYU and in the spring will direct a study abroad program in London. He will moderate the panel, “Tampa Review: Celebrating 54 Years of Poetry Publishing,” Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Clinton Crockett Peters has won prizes from Shenandoah, North American Review, Columbia Journal, and Crab Orchard Review. He holds an MFA from Iowa and has work in Orion, Southern Review, The Rumpus, Fourth Genre, and Hotel Amerika. He will moderate the panel, “Writing That Raids the Real: Research in Three Genres,” on Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Gary Fincke founded Susquehanna University’s Writers Institute and directed it for twenty-one years. He won the Flannery O’Connor, Bess Hokin, George Garrett, and two Pushcart Prizes. His thirty books include Bringing Back the Bones: Selected Poems, A Room of Rain (stories), and The Canals of Mars (memoir). He will be on the panel, “That Ticking Clock: The Handling of Time in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. He will also be on the “Tending the Flourishing: What Sustains Undergraduate Creative Writing Programs” panel on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.


From our autumn 2017 issue

Bonnie Jo Campbell is author of Mothers Tell Your Daughters: Stories, American Salvage, a finalist for 2011 National Book Award and NBCC Award, as well as the bestselling novel Once Upon a River. She is a winner of AWP award in short fiction, the Eudora Welty Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellow. She will be on the panel, “Understanding Novel Structure,” on Friday, March 9, at 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. She will also be on the “Writing Bad Ass and Nasty Women” panel on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Piotr Florczyk’s most recent books are East & West, a volume of poems, and two translations, My People & Other Poems by Wojciech Bonowicz, and Building the Barricade by Anna Świrszczyńska, which won the 2017 Found in Translation Award. He will be on the panel, “Negotiating Cultural Bias in Translation,” on Friday, March 9, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Amorak Huey, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, is the author of the poetry collection Ha Ha Ha Thump and two chapbooks. He is also the coauthor with W. Todd Kaneko of the textbook Poetry: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology, forth-coming from Bloomsbury. He will be on the panel, “Required Reading: Authors, Editors, and Publishers Talk Textbooks for Creative Writers,” on Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

David Kirby’s collection The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2007. His honors include fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His latest poetry collection is Get Up, Please. He will be on the panel, “Hitting the Jackpot: How Judges Select Winning Poetry Collections,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. He will also be reading after the “Voice in the American Southeast: A David Kirby Tribute,” panel on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.


From our winter 2018 issue

Kai Carlson-Wee is a poet and filmmaker. His work appears in Ploughshares, Narrative, The Missouri Review, and he is the director of the award-winning poetry film, Riding the Highline. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he is a lecturer at Stanford University. He will moderate the panel, “Poetry on the Big Screen,” on Friday, March 9, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Chris Dombrowski is the author of Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Alluring Fish as well as two acclaimed collections of poems. A second book of nonfiction, The Nature of Wonder, is also forthcoming from Milkweed. He will be on the panel, “Navigating Uncertain Terrain: Essayists of Milkweed Editions,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Cary Holladay has published seven volumes of fiction, most recently Horse People: Stories and The Deer in the Mirror. More than eighty of her stories, novellas, and essays have appeared in literary journals and anthologies. Her awards include an O. Henry Prize and an NEA fellowship. She will moderate the panel, “That Ticking Clock: The Handling of Time in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction,” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. She will also be on the “Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium: 30 Years” panel on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

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