If you’re like us, you’ve been thinking about #AWP20 in one form or another since September or October. We’re so excited to see that—with a lush collection of panels, readings, offsites, and signings—AWP will soon bring brilliant writers, readers, and thinkers together again. 

This list is a compilation of all the events we’ve starred on our calendars, that we think everyone else should probably star, too. Many of these feature Adroit contributors, staff readers, and mentors whose work and insights we’re excited to hear. 

But first, before we dive in: Stop by T1225, The Adroit Journal’s AWP Bookfair table with The Offing, for a collection of never-before-seen broadsides and Tiny Desk Readings that will leave you running to write. 

And head to the Havana Hotel’s Ocho Bar (1015 Navarro Street, San Antonio, TX 78205) Thursday night at 8pm (doors open at 7pm!) for an amazing poetry reading organized by The Adroit Journal, The American Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, The Missouri Review, and Pleiades. Readers include Jericho Brown, Victoria Chang, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Tyree Daye, Diane Glancy, Marilyn Nelson, José Olivarez, Brenda Shaughnessy, Maggie Smith, T.C. Tolbert, and many, many more. Click HERE to RSVP.

Editor Picks: #AWP20 Edition 

Note: An asterisk (*) denotes a forthcoming The Adroit Journal contributor.

Below we’ve included, in chronological order, the readings, offsites, panels, and signings that make us wish we could clone ourselves for the duration of #AWP20. On with the list! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Offsite Readings

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monster Mags of the Midwest 2020
The Amp Room, 2407 N St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78212
Cost: Free
Join Cincinnati Review, The Journal, Mid-American Review, and Ninth Letter as we celebrate our recent contributors. Featured readers will include Su Cho, Siân Griffiths, Rochelle Hurt, Rainie Oet, and Jenny Tinghui Zhang—with more to be announced!

6:30pm to 8:00pm
No Lines Left to Draw: A Queer Poetry Showcase
J&O’s Bar, 1014 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210
Cost: Free
Join us at J&O’s Bar for an offsite reading of exciting queer writers, featuring Jai Dulani, Zefyr Lisowski, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jubi Arriola-Headley, and Claudia Cortese. Come scent-free and dazzling!

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tupelo Quarterly: A Reading and Celebration
Cos House, La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita St #9, San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: Free
Please join us for a reading and celebration of Tupelo Quarterly’s contributors. We’re thrilled to feature Corey Van Landingham, Rodrigo Toscano, Timothy Donnelly, Chloe Honum, Elizabeth A.I. Powell, Allison Benis White, Jose Felipe Alvergue, and Wayne Miller. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cryptonym Collective
La Botanica, 2911 N St. Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Cost: Free
A poetry reading featuring Lauren Alleyne (New Issues Poetry & Prose), Eman Hassan (New Issues Poetry & Prose), Ahmad Almallah (University of Chicago Press), Graham Barnhart (University of Chicago Press), Faylita Hicks (Acre Books), Shara Lessley (New Issues Poetry & Prose and Acre Books), Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers (Acre Books), and Kari L. O’Driscoll (CavanKerry Press).

Thursday, March 5, 2020

9:00am to 10:15am

R118. Who Are Adoptees and Who Has the Right to Write about Them?
Room 007B, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Feat. Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Tiana Nobile, Leah Silvieus, and Ansley Moon.

R124. Photography and Poetry | Dynamics of Word and Image
Room 207, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Anna Deeny Morales, Forrest Gander, Valerie Mejer, and Daniel Borris.

R129. Beyond Academia: Teaching Strategies for the Community Classroom
Room 212, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Kimberly Grey, Mitchell L. H. Douglas, Jill McDonough, Rebecca Lindenberg, and Jason Koo.

R138. I’d Rather Break Your Heart: A Tribute to Poet James Tate
Room 217C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Dorothea Lasky, Jaswinder Bolina, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jennifer L. Knox, and Matthew Zapruder.

R140. “This Possibility of You”: Bi+ Visibility in Poetry
Room 302, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Emilia Phillips, Ruth Awad, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Trace Peterson, and Rosebud Ben-Oni.

10:00am to 11:00am

T2032 (32 Poems)
Author Signing: Matt Morton.

T1330 (University of Akron Press)
Author Signing: Oliver de la Paz.

10:35am to 11:50am

R160. Cripping/Deafing the Book Tour
Room 212, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha, Aurora Levins Morales, Naomi Ortiz, and Meg Day.

R167. A Foot in the Door: How to Break into the Book Industry Post-MFA
Room 217A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Elizabeth DeMeo, Anthony Blake, Allison Conner, Jenny Tinghui Zhang, and Lydia Melby.

R168. The Futures of Documentary and Investigative Poetries
Room 217B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Solmaz Sharif, Erika Meitner, Craig Santos Perez, Tyehimba Jess, and Philip Metres.

R170. That’s Hot: Women Poets Take Back the Sonnet
Room 217D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Sara Henning, Kim Addonizio*, Moira Egan, and Patricia Smith.

R171. Poetry of the Extreme and the Elemental
Room 301, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Beth Bachmann, Nick Flynn, Brenda Hillman, Deborah Miranda, and Major Jackson.

11:00am to 12:00pm

T1660 (Alice James Books)
Author Signing: Jill McDonough.

T2034 (Pleiades Press)
Author Signing: Angela Voras-Hills.

12:00pm to 1:00pm

T1638 (Persea Books)
Author Signing: Molly McCully Brown.

12:10pm to 1:25pm

R184. Fierce Lineage, Poetic Agency: Women of Copper Canyon Press
Room 008, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Feat. Leila Chatti, Ellen Bass, Traci Brimhall, Victoria Chang, and Monica Sok.

R186. Taking Up Space: Fat Poets Enlarge the Canon
Room 206A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Jessica Rae Bergamino, Diamond Forde, Claudia Cortese, Jennifer Jackson Berry, and Eduardo C. Corral.

R192. El Niño as the “Man of the House”: Latinx Poets Who Immigrated as Boys
Room 211, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Jose B. Gonzalez, Leon Salvatierra, Javier O. Huerta, and Roy G. Guzman.

R195. The Dynamic Line: Poets on the Craft of Lineation
Room 214A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Catherine Pierce, Kathy Fagan, Raena Shirali, Beth Ann Fennelly, and Jake Skeets.

R200. From Darkness to Light: Unearthing Family Secrets in Memoir
Room 217A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Joanna Rakoff, Dani Shapiro, Grace Talusan, Garrard Conley, and Tova Mirvis.

R205. A Reading & Conversation with Shira Erlichman, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Brenda Shaughnessy. Moderated by Cortney Lamar Charleston, Sponsored by Alice James Books
HemisFair Ballroom C1, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Hanif Abdurraqib, Shira Erlichman, Brenda Shaughnessy, and Cortney Lamar Charleston.

R208. Webs, Contrails, Constellations: Form and Structure in Books of Lyric Nonfiction
HemisFair Ballroom C1, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Lisa Olstein, Paul Lisicky, Heather Christle, and T Kira Madden.

R211B. Dear America Part 1, Presented by Trinity University Press and Terrain.org
The University of Texas at Austin Stage, Exhibit Halls 3-4, Henry B. González Convention Center
Feat. Simmons Buntin, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Naomi Shihab Nye, Jericho Brown, and Camille Dungy.

1:00pm to 1:30pm

T1533/34 (Acre Books)
Author Signing: Faylita Hicks.

1:00pm to 2:00pm

T1353 (University of North Texas Press)
Author Signing: Bruce Bond.

T1629 (Fine Arts Work Center)
Author Signing: Nick Flynn.

T1713 (Button Poetry)
Author Signing: William Evans.

1:45pm to 3:00pm

R212. Managing Literary Magazine Editorial Transitions
Room 006A, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Feat. Christopher Lowe, Dorothy Chan, Michael Nye, Leslie Jill Patterson, and Maureen Langloss.

R214. Glory, Gripes, and Guile: The Ethics of Reviewing
Room 006C, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Feat. Leora Fridman, Chelsea Leu, Ismail Muhammad, and Caroline Crew.

R228. (Un)Forgotten Women: Blending Research and Lyricism to Reclaim Lost History
Room 212, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Kathleen Rooney, Sally Wen Mao, Emily Jungmin Yoon, Juditha Dowd, and Danielle Dutton.

R231. New and Collected: A Trans/Nonbinary Reading
Room 214B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Cameron Awkward-Rich, Samuel Ace, Oliver Baez Bendorf, Paige Lewis, and T Fleischmann.

R242. Five Writers Walk into a Bar: Using Humor in Fiction
Room 301, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Cara Blue Adams, Danielle Evans, Kristen Arnett, Jennine Capó Crucet, and Courtney Maum.

R242. Legible Prescriptions: Mental Illness and Writing about Medication
Room 302, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Nicky Beer, Erika L. Sanchez, Shira Erlichman, and Mimi Khúc.

2:00pm to 2:30pm

T1451-53 (Copper Canyon Press)
Author Signing: Leila Chatti.

T1451-53 (Copper Canyon Press)
Author Signing: Monica Sok.

T1655 (The Kenyon Review)
Author Signing: Molly McCully Brown.

T1717 (Lost Horse Press)
Author Signing: Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach.

2:30pm to 3:00pm

T1630 (W.W. Norton & Company)
Author Signing: Reginald Dwayne Betts.

T1651 (Miami University Press)
Author Signing: Clancy McGilligan.

T1741 (Four Way Books)
Author Signing: Cynthia Cruz.

2:30pm to 3:00pm

T1451-53 (Copper Canyon Press)
Author Signing: Ellen Bass.

T1451-53 (Copper Canyon Press)
Author Signing: Victoria Chang.

3:00pm to 4:00pm

T1136-37 (LSU Press)
Author Signing: Bruce Bond & Adam Day.

T1252-53 (Saint Julian Press)
Author Signing: Wendy Barker.

T1843 (WordFarm)
Author Signing: Alan Michael Parker.

3:20pm to 4:35pm

R248. Loss, Memory, Transformation: Women Poets and the Elegy
Room 006A, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Feat. Cara Dees, Yalie Kamara, Allison Adair, Melissa Cundieff, and Janine Joseph.

R264. Reworking the Workshop: Changing Dynamics for a Diverse Classroom
Room 212, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Alexandra Teague, Sean Hill, Prageeta Sharma, Divya Victor, and CMarie Fuhrman.

R269. The American Project and Moral Imagination: Un-settling the Narratives
Room 214D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Patricia Jones, John Keene, Cathy Park Hong, Rachel Griffiths, and Brian Turner.

R271. Milkweed Editions’ 40th Anniversary Reading: Transformation for the Future
Room 217A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Elizabeth Rush, Michael Bazzett, Su Hwang, and Rick Barot.

R274. After Sexual Misconduct: A Community Dialogue for Survivors and Allies
Room 217D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Khadijah Queen, Lynn Melnick, Sarah Cheshire, and Cathy Linh Che.

R277. A Tribute to W.S. Merwin, Sponsored by Copper Canyon Press & Write On, Door County
HemisFair Ballroom C3, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Naomi Shihab Nye, Forrest Gander, Matthew Zapruder, and Michael Wiegers.

3:30pm to 4:30pm

T1145 (Sarabande Books)
Author Signing: Paige Lewis.

T1660 (Alice James Books)
Author Signing: Shira Erlichman.

Offsite Readings

4:00pm to 7:00pm
Nashville Review/Zone 3/Grist Reading
Candlelight Coffeehouse, 011 N. St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Cost: Free
Join Nashville Review, Zone 3, and Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts as we celebrate our contributors with a multigenre reading. The event will feature readings by Bryce Berkowitz, K-Ming Chang, Patty Crane, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Denise Duhamel, Rochelle Hurt, A.D. Lauren-Abunassar, John Paul Martinez, Charlotte Pence, Karen Skolfield, and Julie Marie Wade.

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Alice James Books & Persea Books Rapid Fire Offsite Reading
Dorćol Distilling & Brewing Co, 1902 S Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78204
Cost: Free
Join noted indie publishers Alice James Books and Persea Books for an all-in, no-holes barred, rapid-fire poetry reading by Cameron Awkward-Rich, Molly McCully Brown & Susannah Nevison, Philip Matthews, Sandra Meek, Alexandra Teague, Valencia Robin, Cori A. Winrock, Sara Wainscott, Amy Woolard, and others. Free and open to the public! Books for sale and signing! Fine spirits! Food truck service!

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Bennington Review & Muzzle Magazine Reading
La Villita Cafe, 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: Free
Please join us at La Villita Cafe for a reading featuring Threa Almontaser, Daniel Barnum, Heather Christle, Cynthia Cruz, Ricardo Hernandez, Valerie Hsiung, Jennifer L. Knox, and Bei Jie Si.

6:30pm to 7:45pm
Wisconsin Poetry Series: Ambalila Hemsell, Sarah Kortemeier, Bruce Snider, & Molly Spencer
301 S Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: Free
Join the University of Wisconsin Press and the UW-Madison Program in Creative Writing at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Guadalajara Grill for a reading featuring four recent Wisconsin Poetry Series authors: Ambalila Hemsell (author of Queen in Blue), Sarah Kortemeier (author of Ganbatte), Bruce Snider (author of Fruit), and Molly Spencer (author of If the House).

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Mob the Ocho: An AWP Poetry Offsite
Ocho Bar @ The Havana Hotel, 1015 Navarro St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: Free. Free drink for the first 100 attendees.
Mob the Ocho is a star-studded poetry reading sponsored by The Adroit Journal, The American Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, The Missouri Review, and Pleiades. Featuring Ruth Awad, Taneum Brambrick, Kaveh Bassiri, Michael Bazzett, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Bruce Bond, Jericho Brown, Victoria Chang, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Tyree Daye, Diane Glancy, Matty Layne Glasgow, Alicia Mountain, Marilyn Nelson, José Olivarez, Catherine Pierce, Brenda Shaughnessy, Maggie Smith, Talin Tahajian, and T.C. Tolbert!!! Free drink for the first 100 in the door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m, reading 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday, March 6, 2020

9:00am to 10:15am

F114. Big Shoes: New Directions at Old Magazines
Room 006B, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Feat. Beth Staples, Gerald Maa, Melissa Crowe*, Wayne Miller, and Emily Rosko.

F129. The Future Is Accessible
Room 212, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Emily Rose Cole, Keah Brown, Jess Silfa, Alice Wong, and Sandra Beasley.

F134. Writing and Teaching Toward a New Radical Liberation
Room 214D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Loyce Gayo, Monica Sok, Paul Tran, Adrienne Perry, and Monica Prince.

F138. The Art of Literary Friendship
Room 217C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Daniel Torday, Airea Dee Matthews, Miciah Bay Gault, Adrian Matejka, and Erin Belieu.

10:00am to 11:00am

T1125 (Dzanc Books)
Author Signing: Tina May Hall.

T1630 (W.W. Norton & Company)
Author Signing: Kimiko Hahn.

T1660 (Alice James Books)
Author Signing: Cori A. Winrock.

10:00am to 12:00pm

T2162 (Trio House Press)
Author Signing: Sandy Longhorn.

10:35am to 11:50am

F144. Science at the Source: Poetic Methods
Room 006A, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Feat. Rosalie Moffett, Nomi Stone, John James, Rushi Vyas, and Kathryn Nuernberger.

F151. Setting: Practical Tips for Building a World in Your Reader’s Imagination
Room 008, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Feat. Michael Spurgeon, Kirstin Chen, Natashia Deon, Christian Kiefer, Rachel Heng

F160. Akrilica Reading
Room 212, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Suzi F. Garcia, Sara Borjas, Carolina Ebeid, Joshua Escobar, and Chloe Garcia Roberts.

F169. In Order to Be Totally Free: Teaching via the Writing Constraint
Room 217C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Alexander Lumans, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Joanna Luloff, Khadijah Queen, and Jane Wong.

F171. “If You Want to Know What We Are”: A Reading of Filipinx American Literature
Room 218, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Marianne Chan, Mark Galarrita, Jan-Henry Gray, Grace Talusan, and Oliver de la Paz.

F172A. Free Verse: Making a Life outside the Tenure Stream
HemisFair Ballroom C3, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Ada Limón, Victoria Chang, Maggie Smith, and Jasmine V. Bailey.

R173. New Poetry from Graywolf Press
Room 301, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Natalie Diaz, Nick Flynn, Carmen Giménez Smith, Sally Wen Mao, and Danez Smith.

11:00am to 12:00pm

T1238 (Unicorn Press)
Author Signing: Nicole Stockburger.

T1429 (BOA Editions)
Author Signing: Matt Morton.

T1660 (Alice James Books)
Author Signing: Philip Matthews.

T1238 (Saturnalia Books)
Author Signing: Timothy Liu.

11:00am to 12:30pm

T1941 (Perugia Press)
Author Signing: Abby Murray.

11:30am to 12:00pm

T1238 (Copper Canyon Press)
Author Signing: Mark Bibbins.

T1238 (Unicorn Press)
Author Signing: Traci Brimhall.

12:00pm to 1:00pm

T1145 (Sarabande Books)
Author Signing: Marianne Chan.

T1312 (Driftwood Press)
Author Signing: Helli Fang.

T1638 (Persea Books)
Author Signing: Cameron Awkward-Rich.

12:10pm to 1:25pm

F188. Judaism is Not a Country
Room 206B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Isaac Ginsberg Miller, sam sax, Sara Brickman, and Aaron Samuels.

F190. Asian Diasporic Poets Writing into Mythology
Room 209, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Jasmine An, Maria Isabelle Carlos, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Nandini Dhar, and Carlina Duan.

F198. Poetry Matters: The Pedagogy of #TeachLivingPoets
Room 214C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Nicole Tong, Richard Blanco, Clint Smith, Melissa Smith, and Scott Bayer.

F203. Politics and the English Language in the Time of Trump
Room 217C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Tony Barnstone, Kevin Prufer, Douglas Manuel, Marilyn Chin, and Aliki Barnstone.

F204. Difficult Women: Writers on Rage and Action in a Polarizing Election Year
Room 217D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Amber Tamblyn, Roxane Gay, and Lidia Yuknavitch.

F208. A Common Language: Writing the Multiracial Experience
Room 301, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Tina Chang, Mira Jacob, Alexander Chee, Charif Shanahan, and Adrian Matejka.

1:00pm to 2:00pm

T1055 (Southeast Missouri State University Press)
Author Signing: Rainie Oet.

T1156 (Barrow Street)
Author Signing: Cara Dees.

T1518 (Turtle Point Press)
Author Signing: Diane Glancy.

T1638 (Persea Books)
Author Signing: Alexandra Teague.

T1713 (Button Poetry)
Author Signing: Stevie Edwards.

T1730 (University of Georgia Press)
Author Signing: Chelsea Dingman.

T1741 (Four Way Books)
Author Signing: Matthew Lippman.

T1742 (Saturnalia Books)
Author Signing: Kayleb Rae Candrilli.

T2038 (Bull City Press)
Author Signing: Marlin M. Jenkins.

1:30pm to 2:00pm

T1451-53 (Copper Canyon Press)
Author Signing: Ed Skoog.

1:30pm to 3:00pm

T1941 (Perugia Press)
Author Signing: Megan Peak.

1:45pm to 3:00pm

F216. Undocupoets Read!
Room 006D, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Feat. Esther Lin, Jan-Henry Gray, Jesús I. Valles, Aline Mello, and Frankie Concepcion.

F238. Gender, Genre, Word, and the World: New Books from Trans and Queer Writers
Room 217C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Oliver Baez Bendorf, Jaquira Díaz, T Fleischmann, Malcolm Tariq, and John Elizabeth Stintzi.

F242. F242. A Reading & Conversation with Ada Limón, Jake Skeets, and Rigoberto González. Sponsored by Milkweed Editions.
HemisFair Ballroom C3, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Rigoberto González, Ada Limón, and Jake Skeets.

F245. Meditations in an Emergency: The Lyric Interior in an Age of Crisis
Room 303, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Dana Levin, Erin Belieu, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, and Ruth Ellen Kocher.

2:00pm to 3:00pm

T1120 (Wesleyan University Press)
Author Signing: Brenda Hillman.

T1330 (University of Akron Press)
Author Signing: Emily Corwin.

T1724 (University of New Mexico Press)
Author Signing: James Cihlar.

T2038 (Bull City Press)
Author Signing: Cassandra J. Bruner.

3:00pm to 4:00pm

T1741 (Four Way Books)
Author Signing: Maya Phillips.

T1753 (New Issues Poetry & Prose)
Author Signing: Chet’la Sebree.

3:20pm to 4:35pm

F254. Queer Latinx Men & Vulnerability
Room 007C, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Feat. Joe Jimenez, David Lopez, Jesus Peña, Gus Hernandez, and Saul Hernandez.

F256. The Poetics of Addiction
Room 205, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Gregory Pardlo, Airea D. Matthews, David Tomas Martinez, and Katie Marya.

F258. Pre-Apocalyptic Writing
Room 207, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Danielle Pafunda, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Ching-In Chen, and Paisley Rekdal.

F268. Poetics across the Disciplines
Room 214D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. David Welch, Sumita Chakraborty, Emily Jungmin Yoon, Nomi Stone, and Keith S. Wilson.

F272. The Other Deepest Thing: A Tribute to Naomi Shihab Nye
Room 217D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Feat. Jenny Browne, John Phillip Santos, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Nathalie Handal, and Hayan Charara.

F274. A Reading with Robin Coste Lewis, Raquel Salas Rivera, & TC Tolbert. Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets
HemisFair Ballroom C1, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. Robin Coste Lewis, Raquel Salas Rivera, TC Tolbert, and Jennifer Benka.

F276. Edit Thyself: Poets Who Are Editors
Room 301, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Feat. William Stobb, Kaveh Akbar, Caryl Pagel, Mark Yakich, and Felicia Zamora.

Offsite Readings

6:00pm to 8:00pm
3×3: Readings with The Pinch, The Arkansas International, and American Literary Review
Francis Bogside, 803 S St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: Free
The Pinch, The Arkansas International and the American Literary Review invite you to an evening of readings at Francis Bogside. Come meet our editors and check out copies of our latest issues. Readers in poetry and prose include E. Kristin Anderson, Diana Arterian, Mike Chin, Soleil Davíd, Mag Gabbert, Kate Gaskin, Marlin M. Jenkins, Melissa Matthewson, and Maya Phillips. Doors at 6:00 p.m.

6:30pm to 9:30pm
Diode in San Antonio: A Reading & Celebration
The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S St. Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78210
Cost: Free
Come celebrate the launch of the 2020 Diode Editions catalog at The Good Kind in San Antonio on Friday, March 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free! Featuring Dorothy Chan, Nancy Chen Long, Gregory Donovan, Kathleen Graber, Jared Harél, Allison Joseph, Zeeshan Pathan, Simone Person, Michele Poulos, KC Trommer, Gail Wronsky. The 2020 Diode Editions catalog includes new work from Nancy Chen Long (Wider than the Sky ), Zeeshan Khan Pathan (The Minister of Disturbances), Allison Joseph (The Last Human Heart), Julia Cohen ( Good Timing & Gertrude Stein), Gregory Donovan & Michele Poulos (Prismatics: Larry Levis &….)

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tupelo Press: A Reading & Celebration
Cos House, La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: Free
Please join us for a reading and celebration of work by Tupelo Press authors. We are thrilled to feature Adeeba Shahid Talukder, Katie Farris, Anna Maria Hong, Noah Falck, Alan Williamson, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Meg Wade, and Dan Beachy-Quick. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Queer Voices: Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Cuerpo, Nuestro Tiempo—Our Voice, Our Bodies, Our Time
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
Cost: Free
An evening of Queer Voices from Everywhere. Featuring Kay Ulanday Barrett, Kai Raimy, Maya Chinchilla, Polly Anna Rocha, Edyka Chilome, Anel I. Flores, Jo-Reyes Boitel, Six Gawd, Ire’ne Lara Silva, Gume Laurel III, Anna Ortiz Varela, Miguel Morales, Daisy Hernandez, Jesus I. Valles, Saul Hernandez, Roy G. Guzmán, Dan Vera, DLo (video in), Pablo Miguel Martinez, Raquel Gutierrez, Adelina Anthony (video in), Carla Trujillo, Kate Carroll de Gutes, and Virginia Grise.

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Mob the Ocho: An AWP Poetry Offsite
Ocho Bar @ The Havana Hotel, 1015 Navarro St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: Free. Free drink for the first 100 attendees.
Mob the Ocho is a star-studded poetry reading sponsored by The Adroit Journal, The American Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, The Missouri Review, and Pleiades. Featuring Ruth Awad, Taneum Brambrick, Kaveh Bassiri, Michael Bazzett, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Bruce Bond, Jericho Brown, Victoria Chang, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Tyree Daye, Diane Glancy, Matty Layne Glasgow, Alicia Mountain, Marilyn Nelson, José Olivarez, Catherine Pierce, Brenda Shaughnessy, Maggie Smith, Talin Tahajian, and T.C. Tolbert!!! Free drink for the first 100 in the door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m, reading 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

10:30am to 11:00am

T1533-34 (The Cincinnati Review).
Author Signing: Brian Brodeur.

11:00am to 12:00pm

T1429 (BOA Editions).
Author Signing: Naomi Shihab Nye.

T2036 (Slope Editions).
Author Signing: Stephanie Cawley.

11:30am to 12:30pm

T1455-56 (Red Hen Press)
Author Signing: Felicia Zamora.

T1629 (Fine Arts Work Center)
Author Signing: Gabrielle Calvocoressi.

1:00pm to 2:00pm

T1353 (University of North Texas Press)
Author Signing: Maya Phillips.

T1859 (Octopus Books)
Author Signing: Annelyse Gelman.

Offsite Readings

4:00pm to 6:30pm
Guernica and LARB Present: Poetry For a New Decade
Bar America, 723 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: Free
Guernica and LARB Present: Poetry For a New Decade. Please join us for happy hour on the patio of Bar America to hear poetry readings from recent Guernica and LARB contributors: sam sax, Chet’la Sebree, Tarfia Faizullah, Matt Morton, Leila Chatti, and Malcolm Tariq.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Reckonings: An Evening with the Atlas Review, Guernica, and The Rumpus
Bar America, 723 S. Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: Free
Join the Atlas Review, Guernica, and The Rumpus for a special evening of good words and good company! With readings from Kaveh Akbar, Ayşe Papatya Bucak, Danielle Evans, Rachel Heng, Donika Kelly, Nadia Owusu, and Shannon Sankey. This event is free and open to the public.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Big Beautiful Copper Canyon Book Release
Holy Spirit Hall in the Healy Murphy Center, 618 Live Oak St., San Antonio, TX 78202
Join us for a poetry reading and celebration of new titles by these extraordinary Copper Canyon poets: Ellen Bass, Marianne Boruch, John Balaban, Ed Skoog, Philip Metres, Monica Sok, James Richardson*, Leila Chatti, Mark Bibbins, John Freeman, Taneum Bambrick, Traci Brimhall, and Victoria Chang. Don’t miss the chance to grab a copy of our 2020 early edition books before they sell out! Doors at 7:00 p.m. Reading at 7:30 p.m.

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Peter LaBerge
Peter LaBerge

Peter LaBerge founded The Adroit Journal in 2010, as a high school sophomore. His work appears in Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review Online, Pleiades, and Tin House, among others. He is the recipient of a 2020 Pushcart Prize.

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