Elizabeth Alexander at the inaugural Poets Forum, 2007
Poets Forum Update
Great news for Elizabeth Alexander & Lucille Clifton fans! At this year's Poets Forum, Elizabeth Alexander will deliver the Blaney Lecture, "Reconsidering Lucille Clifton," on Friday, Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m. at The New School. She'll be replacing Jorie Graham at this event.
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6 Poets, 6 Questions
We recently asked upcoming Poets Forum panelists six essential questions, including "How do you know when you've finished writing a poem?"
Mary Jo Bang described her writing process as playful, only "finished" when her attention wanes: "When I reach that point, I abandon the game and invent a new one."
Thanks for being a part of the Academy of American Poets community. To learn about other programs, including National Poetry Month, Poem In Your Pocket Day, the annual Poets Forum, and more, visit Poets.org. Photo of Elizabeth Alexander by Star Black.