Call for papers:

Announcing the 3rd annual conference:

Exploring Form and Narrative: New Trends in Contemporary American Poetry

To be held at West Chester University, West Chester, PA, June 4-7, 1997

Keynote speaker: Anthony Hecht

TOPICS of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

This unique conference features both critical papers on contemporary poetry and full-scale workshops for poets. Workshop faculty this year includes Molly Peacock, Mark Jarman, Dana Gioia, Charles Martin, Elise Paschen, David Mason, Alfred Corn, R. S. Gwynn, and Marilyn Nelson. Guest speakers include Frederick Morgan, Annie Finch, David Baker, and others.

For information about the conference or workshops please contact Michael Peich or Luanne Smith, Conference Co-Directors, English Department, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383; Phone: (610) 436-2335. E-mail: MPEICH@WCUPA.EDU or LSMITH@WCUPA.EDU.

For information on submitting critical papers please contact Tim Newcomb, English Department, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383. E-mail: JNEWCOMB@WCUPA.EDU. Deadline for submissions of either a completed paper (suitable for a 20-minute presentation) or a 250-word abstract is April 15, 1997. E-mail submission is preferred and will be acknowledged.