Post-Confessional Poetry for the Anthropocene
This roundtable will feature a discussion and readings by three poets currently based in the south whose work could be considered in Post-Confessionalist. Each poet will discuss and read from recent projects, touching on how their work engages with the Anthropocene as a geologic age that threatens humanity, and how this thread to larger humanity plays a role in their routine dramas and ongoing life choices. The roundtable will engage the audience and end with ideas on how to incorporate similar themes and lenses in their own work. Kimberly Ann Southwick will chair the panel and speak about her work, and two other poets will be featured, Spencer Silverthorne and Maxwell Gontarek.