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AWP, Tampa, FL

Persea Books: Poets of Protest, Room 20 & 21, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Panelists: Molly McCully Brown, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Heather Derr Smith, Mitchell L. H. Douglas , Randall Mann.

The American cultural landscape has shifted radically in the wake of the 2016 presidential campaign, with the rights and dignity of so many groups of people under attack. In such times, poetry is more important than ever in its capacity to both resist and connect memorably, potently, and portably. Join Persea poets as they discuss crafting political poems and read from their newest work.


Book signing, Persea Books booth (1636), Tampa Convention Center, 3-4 p.m.

Immediately following the panel, stop by, say hello, and celebrate the release of dying in the scarecrow's arms with an author signing at the Persea Books booth!


AWP18 Off-Site Reading: Bull City Press, Four Way Books & Persea Books, Friday, March 9, 8-11 p.m., the Attic Cafe, 500 E Kennedy Blvd, Suite 400, Tampa, Florida 33602

Everyone knows off-site events are the highlight of AWP! I will join my Persea Books pressmates for the annual reading with our friends from Bull City Press and Four Way Books. Don't miss this!

Bull City Press authors scheduled to appear: Conor Bracken, Leila Chatti, Tiana Clark, and L.A. Johnson.

Four Way Books authors and friends scheduled to appear: Lee Briccetti, Aaron Coleman, Gabriel Fried, Margaree Little, Carol Moldaw, Ben Purkert, Valerie Wallace, and Michelle Wittaker

Persea Books authors scheduled to appear: Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Mitchell L. H. Douglas, Heather Derr-Smith, Randall Mann, Patrick Rosal, Emily Van Kley.