If you're able to make the treacherous journey to AWP this year, be sure to find the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine in booth 112! Don't miss us hosting Thursday night's reception, plus the following panels and readings:

Thursday, February 3

12-1:15pm: Copyright and Fair Use: a legal review for poets (R158: Wilson A, B, & C Room, Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)

The "Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Poetry" has just been released (and it's being talked about here, here, and here.)  Katharine Coles, inaugural director of the Poetry Foundation's Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute moderates a copyright/fair use panel with the Code's co-facilitators, Peter Jaszi and Jennifer Urban, as well as law students from UC Berkeley and American University, who clarify copyright and fair use issues of concern to poets.

1:30-4:15pm: Copyright and Fair Use: a clinic for poets (R180: Taft Room, Taylor, Truman, Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)

Following the 12pm panel and legal review on copyright and fair use, Coles, Jaszi and Urban re-convene to offer a three hour clinic for poets, who can sign up for brief consultations.

7-8:15pm: Poetry Foundation reception! (Maryland B, Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)

Saturday, February 5

12-1:15pm: Writing Plays with Poetry: The Place of Verse Drama in Contemporary Literature and Theatre (S161: Wilson A, B, & C Room, Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)

Poetry Foundation president John Barr and program director Stephen Young join Sarah Kain Gutowski and David Yezzi to discuss verse drama written in the 20th century and reflect on the work of writers creating in the genre today. Why might a writer compose a play with poetry? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the genre? Does verse drama have a place in theatre today?

4:30-5:45pm: By Heart: the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest (S223: Omni Shoreham Hotel, West Lobby)

Poetry Out Loud was conceived at AWP 2004 by the NEA and the Poetry Foundation. It's since grown from a two-city pilot program to a program involving upwards of 325,000 students from all fifty states, DC, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Representatives from the Poetry Foundation and the NEA discuss the contest and how to participate with a teacher, an organizer, and a student participant.

We hope to see you at our booth, where we have a variety of giveaways and a great subscription offer (get that POETRY tote you've been wanting!)

Originally Published: February 1st, 2011