Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching

I'm so happy to announce the faculty for the 2017 Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. This year's dates are June 24-28, with an optional Writing Intensive on June 28-29. As always, we will gather in Robert Frost's barn in Franconia, New Hampshire, one of Earth's modest magical places--a secret garden, a haven for the spirit.

I've already revealed that the wonderful Kerrin McCadden will join me this year as assistant director. Our guest faculty will be Matthew Lippman, a poet and full-time English teacher in Boston, and Matthew Olzmann, a poet who teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Warren Wilson College and has worked widely in the Detroit public schools. Both have won numerous awards and honors for their poetry. Directing the Writing Intensive will be Kamilah Aisha Moon, a Cave Canem fellow, a Pushcart and Lambda award winner, and a gentle and intense teacher of poets.

Please consider joining us this year. In America's current state of chaos, poetry and community--and our commitment to future generations--have become  more vital than ever. Teachers, administrators, social workers, volunteers, civil servants, health care personnel, journalists, artists--we all bear a common devotion and responsibility. The Conference on Poetry and Teaching is dedicated to tending that flame . . . and to spreading it.

The Frost Place website will give you details about fees, scholarships, and so on. If you have other questions, large or small, please feel free to contact me. I will do whatever I can to help. This conference has changed my life as a human being, an artist, and a teacher. My dearest wish is to share its magic with you.


Ruth said...

Already on the reserved list and counting days to reunite with the Tribe and to meet new members.

David (n of 49) said...

Ditto!!! Who knows, maybe I'll even lose my status as "token Canadian" this year, eh? :D