Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2016.

Full name / name of organization: Southwest Popular / American Culture Association.

Contact email:
CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)

Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2016

For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association’s 38th Annual Conference.

February 15 – 18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras Ave NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

1-888-421-1442 / 1-888-421-1442

Fax: (505) 843-2710

We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2017 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions. Acceptances will ultimately depend on the availability of compatible presentations to form coherent panels.

If your research does not focus on poetry and poetics criticism but fits within the broad range of areas designated for the upcoming conference on American and Popular culture, we still encourage you to consult the conference website  for a list of Area Chairs and their calls for papers.

Poet-critics who may wish to participate in the readings panels should contact either Jerry Bradley (Area Chair of Creative Writing [Poetry, Fiction]) or Hugh Tribbey (Area Chair of Experimental Writing and Aesthetics), via the website.


Interested graduate students should consider applying for one of the available monetary awards; more information is available at

We will review proposals on a rolling basis until the 1 November deadline. Interested parties should apply at the conference database:


Additionally, please visit for information about the organization’s new, peer-reviewed journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy.

If you have any questions, email the Area Chair of Poetry and Poetics (Critical), Scarlett Higgins, at