The symposium seeks to bring together contemporary critics of poetry from inside and outside the academic world. They represent diverse specialties and perspectives, but they share an interest in re-establishing a rational philosophical basis for criticism. The list includes overlapping categories of poets, teachers, and practicing critics. The format will be a series of presenters and panel discussions that allow conference attendees to discuss and interact.
The July 2013 symposium included presentations by the following:
(The roster of participants for this summer is coming soon.)
In coming months, we'll announce the topics and presenters for next summer's symposium.
Students in Western's M.F.A. in Creative Writing program may attend this symposium for free, along with registered attendees at Western's Writing the Rockies Creative Writing Conference.