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AWP Presentation: Can, Shouldn't, Could: Ethics in the Poetry Workshop

  • Tampa Convention Center Room 13, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor (map)

2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Tampa Convention Center
& Marriott Tampa Waterside
March 7–10, 2018

S234. Can, Shouldn't, Could: Ethics in the Poetry Workshop

Grand Salon C, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor

Megan LevadJeffrey SchultzSamiya BashirDan LauJoshua Robbins :: Many poets have turned to an overt focus on ethics, while others resist writing that clearly springs from moral principles. Still other poets are ethically tone-deaf. Would questions of what a poem can or shouldn’t do be better addressed if we identified ethical frameworks in the workshop, in addition to poetic traditions and techniques? And would learning how to have these conversations in the classroom, rather than on social media, help us build a better poetry community?