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Friday, March 27 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Mess o' Catfish: Four Working in the Solid South Attempting to Create a Neo-Regionalism of Innovative Writing Below the Bug Line

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Mess o' Catfish: Four Working in the Solid South Attempting to Create a Neo-Regionalism of Innovative Writing Below the Bug Line

Finding ourselves in a solid south of traditional Southern Gothic Fiction and Agrarian Poetry, we are seeking to establish, in content and form, new renderings of Southern American voice and accent and in so doing reinvigorate the exhausted category of "Regional Writing." We will present our work and discuss its connections to the dynamic places that generate it and ways in which such work encourages and documents actual change in the cultural and physical landscape of the Old South.

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Deb Olin Unferth

Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Deb Olin Unferth is the author of the memoir Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; the story collection Minor Robberies; and the novel Vacation, winner of the Cabell First Novel Award. Her work appears in Harper’s, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Granta, Conjunctions, and NOON. She has received three Pushcart Prizes and a grant from Creative Capital for... Read More →


Michael Martone

Michael Martone's newest book, Four for a Quarter, was published by FC2. Winesburg, Indiana will appear this summer. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and teaches at the university there.
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Anna Lena Phillips

Anna Lena Phillips's projects include A Pocket Book of Forms, a fine-press guide to poetic forms, and Forces of Attention, a series of printed objects designed to help people mediate interactions with screened devices. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in the Southern Poetry Anthology, Open Letters Monthly, International Poetry Review, and others. A contributing editor for American Scientist, she teaches in the creative writing department... Read More →
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Heidi Lynn Staples

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Alabama
Heidi Lynn Staples' debut collection, Guess Can Gallop, was selected by Brenda Hillman as a winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. She is author of three other collections, including Noise Event (Ahsahta, 2013), and her poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Ecotone, Ploughshares, Women's Studies Quarterly and elsewhere. She co-edits Poets for Living Waters, an international poetry response to the BP oil... Read More →

Friday March 27, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm

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