On Oct 9, 2007, at 2:12 PM, Robert Kibler wrote:
> It is getting to be about time for an Orono conference, I think/hope.
> Robert Kibler
Well, actually, yes: here's the call, out today. Not a Pound
conference, though papers would fit in. Sylvester
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 09:04:39 -0400
From: Steve Evans <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: NPF Conference on the 1970s
The National Poetry Foundation takes pleasure in announcing the next
in our sequence of "decades" conferences, to be devoted to the poetry
of the 1970s, American and international, and to be held from
Wednesday to Sunday, June 11-15, 2008, on the flagship campus of the
University of Maine System in Orono, Maine.
The NPF welcomes paper and panel proposals on any and all aspects of
poetic practice in the tumultuous decade of the 1970s. What emerged?
What suffered eclipse? What happened just out of frame? What
connections brought poetry into dialog with other fields? What social
and political contexts mattered most? What of the present can be
traced back to that moment? What poets, poetic formations, tendencies
in poetics warrant our continued attention? What accidents of
reception might we now revisit and perhaps repair?
As with previous NPF conferences, the scholarly presentation and
panels will be amply supplemented by a variety of poetry readings,
including plenary readings by notable figures associated with the
decade being explored. An exhibition of visual works is also planned.
Paper proposals consisting of a title and a brief (250-500 word)
abstract should be directed to Steve Evans either by e-mail (Steven
dot Evans at Maine dot Edu) or by regular mail (see address below).
Panel proposals should include, in addition, a brief rationale for
the envisioned grouping.
The deadline for submission of proposals is February 15, 2008.
More information about the Conference, including a list of keynote
speakers, registration costs, and suggestions for travel and
accommodations, will be available on-line at the NPF's new website,
currently in "beta" here http://www.nationalpoetryfoundation.org/.
We hope to see you in Orono this June!
Steve Evans, for the NPF
Associate Professor of English
Graduate Studies Coordinator
New Writing Series Coordinator
313 Neville Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5752