drought1Omniverse, the online magazine affiliated with Omnidawn, will be publishing our AWP 2016 panel “Poetics of Drought” in three installments. Read the first part here, featuring an introduction by me and an essay and poem by Rusty Morrison.

Get the highlights from Poetry Magazine here. 

“This panel proposes that the poem is entangled with this very materiality and that the formal constraints and affordances of drought bear upon the poetic form, which in turn can reconfigure the means by which we engage the conditions of this ecological crisis.”

Update: read part two “Notes toward a Poetics of Drought” by Matthew Cooperman and part three “Beyond a Shadow of a Drought” by Brenda Hillman.