Perfecting the Manuscript, Publishing the Book: A Workshop for Poets


Perfecting the Manuscript, Publishing the Book

Perfecting the Manuscript, Publishing the Book: A Virtual Workshop for Poets

Saturday, November 13, 2021
2:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Virtual Event

Free and Open to the public


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As part of Poetry@Tech's Community Workshop initiative, join us for a unique lecture and poetry workshop with Dr. Kristina Marie Darling on Saturday, 13 November 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

This event is free and open to the public. However, due to space constraints, please RSVP for the event so we may save you a spot. Please request to attend the workshop by filling out this form.

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Here's more about Dr. Darling's primary topic of discussion:

Perfecting the Manuscript, Publishing the Book: A Workshop for Poets

This lecture-style presentation will offer students a variety of strategies for sequencing, structuring, sectioning, and titling a full-length poetry manuscript. We will glean insights about these elements of craft from a wide range of published collections, which include Julianna Baggott’s 'Lizzie Borden in Love', Lucie Brock Broido’s 'The Master Letters', Shane McCrae’s 'In the Language of My Captor', Ruth Ellen Kocher’s 'Domina Un/blued', Krisin Bock’s 'Cloisters', Jen Moore’s 'The Veronica Maneuver', Jennifer S. Cheng’s 'House A', and other texts as determined by student interests.

We will discuss the steps one takes to build an audience for a book prior to publication, strategies for crafting effective pitches to publishers, standard submissions procedures within the industry, and strategies for improving the odds for your submissions, in addition to offering tailored journal and publisher recommendations. The presentation will also include an audience Q&A.

About the Poet

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of thirty-six books, which include Look to Your Left: A Feminist Poetics of Spectacle, which is forthcoming from the Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics at the University of Akron Press; Stylistic Innovation, Conscious Experience, and the Self in Modernist Women’s Poetry, forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group; and Daylight Has Already Come: Selected Poems 2014 - 2020, which will be published by Black Lawrence Press.

Dr. Darling serves as Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press & Tupelo Quarterly. Born and raised in the American Midwest, she now divides her time between the United States, Europe, and abroad.

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