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The Poet's Shakespeare, The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

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The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama presents The Poet’s Shakespeare, a symposium in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, to be held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 22nd and 23rd, 2016.  

Featured poets will be Malachi Black, Joseph Campana, Heather Dubrow, Linda Gregerson, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Aaron Kunin, Kimberly Johnson, Aaron McCollough, Greg Miller, and Aaron Shurin.

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9:00 AM09:00

AWP Conference Panel, Los Angeles, CA (with Brittany Cavallaro, Richie Hofmann, Nancy Reddy, & Casey Thayer)

Demystifying the Market: Multiple Paths to the First Book

In a dizzying poetry marketplace, how do writers determine where to submit? Authors of books from Copper Canyon, Milkweed, Alice James, the Akron Series of Poetry, and the University New Mexico will discuss the three main avenues open to first-book poets: contests, open reading periods, and solicitation from presses. Drawing on a range of personal experience, they will talk candidly about the merits of each option, offering advice on manuscript submission, the revision process, and promotion.

Room 503, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

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6:00 PM18:00

Kraken Reading Series, Denton, TX (with Adam Vines, Erin Elizabeth Smith, & Melanie Jordan)

A reading with Adam Vines, author of The Coal Life (University of Arkansas Press, 2012); Erin Elizabeth Smith, author, most recently, of The Naming of Strays (Gold Wake Press, 2011); and Melanie Jordan.

The Kraken Reading Series is an independent reading series based in Denton, TX, hosted by Trista Marie Edwards and Nick McCrae.

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7:00 PM19:00

Berl's Poetry Shop, Brooklyn, NY (with Mark Bibbins, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Roger Reeves, and Matthew Yeager)

A reading and NYC book launch at the brick and mortar store of one of the nation's premier poetry book peddlers, with Mark Bibbins, author, most recently, of They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full (Copper Canyon, 2013); Rebecca Gayle Howell, author of Render / An Apocalypse (Cleveland State, 2013);  Roger Reeves, author of King Me (Copper Canyon, 2013); and Matthew Yeager.

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