Poetry Press Week is a showcase of new works of poetry by established and emerging poets before an audience of press, publishers, and the public. The event is modeled after Fashion Week, the fashion industry’s biannual showcase, wherein designers send new work down a runway via models. Similarly, Poetry Press Week mandates that poets use “models”: instead of reading the work themselves, the poets choose the readers and presentation best suited to the new work. Press and publishers in the audience have the opportunity to hear poems that are available for publication, and the public is encouraged to engage with the work in real-time.
Poetry Press Week Spring/Summer 2015 presented new work by Timmy Straw, Zachary Cosby, Alicia Jo Rabins, Drew Scott Swenhaugen, A.M. O'Malley, Robert Lashley, Andrea Hollander, Stacey Tran, Carl Adamshick, and Tyler Brewington. The presenting poets were selected on the basis of their local and national reputations and on the strength of their work.
a film by Roland Dahwen Wu