Co-sponsored by PHILALALIA, Philadelphia’s annual small press poetry and art fair, this panel brings together five small-press poet-publishers nationally known for their dedication to getting innovative writing in print, creating community through their publishing projects and reimagining and reinvigorating the art of the book. Iris Cushing of Argos Books, Caroline Crumpacker of Belladonna* Collective, MC Hyland of DoubleCross Press, and Stephen Motika of Nightboat Books will discuss matters of aesthetics, politics, and poetics as they inform their practices as publishers and poets during the age of Donald Trump.
The panel discussion and subsequent Q&A will be moderated by Brian Teare, editor and publisher of Albion Books. PHILALALIA is a free three-day celebration that brings together poets, printmakers, book artists, paper-makers, comics poetry artists, publishers, and arts enthusiasts to showcase, perform, and sell their work. For the full schedule, please go to philalalia.com.