Poet Star Black’s Photos of the 80s conference

Fortunately for us, the poet and photographer Star Black was on hand for all but the last evening of the 80s conference. She has generously made a selection of her photographs available for use on this website, which we present below in slideshow and gallery format (click thumbnails to enlarge). You can find other photos by conference participants at the NPF Facebook page.

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NPF 80s Conference | Evening Keynotes

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Thursday, June 28, 8PM in Minsky Recital Hall
Plenary Poetry Readings by Susan Howe and Charles Bernstein

Friday, June 29, 8PM in Minsky Recital Hall
Plenary Lectures by Marjorie Perloff and Kevin Killian

Saturday, June 30, 8PM in Minsky Recital Hall
Plenary Poetry Readings by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Nathaniel Mackey

Free & open to the general public. 

If you have a disability that may require accommodation for a conference-related event, please contact Ann Smith in the office of Disability Support Service, 121 East Annex, 581-2319 (Voice) or 581-2311 (TDD).

NPF 1980s Conference Program

The program for the 80s conference is now available in PDF here. All conference events, with the exception of the banquet on Friday evening, are free and open to the public.

If you have a disability that may require accommodation for a conference-related event, please contact Ann Smith in the office of Disability Support Service, 121 East Annex, 581-2319 (Voice) or 581-2311 (TDD).

SPD Authors at 80s Conference

We’re grateful to our friends at Small Press Distribution for helping us stock the bookfair that will be open each day of the conference featuring titles from the period and more recent publications by conference participants.

If you’d like to get a headstart on your book buying, check out the SPD pages linked to below.

Post a comment or drop us a line at NPF.Paideuma@umit.maine.edu and we’ll set you up with a promo code good for 30% off your purchases through July 1!

Keynotes: Charles Bernstein, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Susan Howe, Kevin Killian, Nathaniel Mackey, and Marjorie Perloff

Panelists & Other Participants: Barry Ahearn, Stephanie Anderson, Brian Ang, Robert Archambeau, Tyler Babbie, John Beer, Erica Bernheim, Tara Betts, Jeremiah Rush Bowen, Russell Brickey, Tony Brinkley, Patricia Fahamisha Brown, Tim W. Brown, Franklin Bruno, Dennis Buscher-Ulbrich, Charmaine Cadeau, Brian Carpenter, Alan Casline, Chris Chapman, Cris Cheek, Tomasz Cieslak-Sokolowski, Alan Clinton, Michael Clune, Sarah Cohen, Todd Colby, Carrie Conners, Rebecca Steffy Couch, Peter Culley, Richard Deming, Robert Dewhurst, Sara DiMaggio, Joseph Donahue, Joel Duncan, Sara Dunton, Dale Enggass, Natalia Fedorova, Annie Finch, Norman Finkelstein, Seth Forrest, Ed Foster, Alison Fraser, Stephen Fredman, Wendy Galgan, Ben Gillespie, Susan Gilmore, Alan Golding, Jeremy Green, Arielle Greenberg, Matthew Hall, Rob Halpern, Kaplan Harris, Kurt Heintz, David Herd, Laura Hinton, Donna Hollenberg, Bruce Holsapple, Paul Jaussen, Grant Jenkins, Megan Swithart Jewell, Meta DuEwa Jones, Patricia Spears Jones, Megan Kaminski, Erica Kaufman, Burt Kimmelman, Linda A. Kinnahan, Tom Konyves, Kimberly Lamm, Brooks Lampe, Abigail Lang, David Lau, Gary Lenhart, Nicholas LoLordo, Joe Luna, Kimberly Lyons, Jane Malcolm, Alec Marsh, Paul McComas, Ellen McGrath Smith, Mark Melnicove, Mark Mendoza, Edric Mesmer, Sharon Mesmer, Andy Meyer, Nate Mickelson, Peter Middleton, J. Peter Moore, Claudia Moreno Pisano, Laura Moriarty, Andrew Mulvania, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, Svetlana Nedeljkov, David Need, Miriam Nichols, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Peter O’Leary, Tom Orange, Richard Owens, Seth Perlow, Michael Peters, Patrick Pritchett, Adra Raine, Sean Reynolds, Joseph Richey, Christopher Rizzo, John Roche, Ryan Roderick, Douglas Rothschild, Jennifer Russo, Linda Russo, Matt Sandler, Trevor Sawler, Kathy Lou Schultz, Lytle Shaw, Evie Shockley, Jonathan Skinner, Margaret Anne Smith, Laura Trantham Smith, Daniel Snelson, Rick Snyder, Samuel Solomon, John Steen, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Kristen Tapson-Widenhoefer, Sharon ThesenRobin Tremblay-McGaw, Demetres Tryphonopoulos, Keith Tuma, Ann Vickery, Anna Vitale, Catherine Wagner, Kenneth Warren, Donald Wellman, and Christopher Winkler.

1980s Conference – Keynotes & Panelists

The Poetry and Poetics of the 1980s
National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine
June 27-30, 2012

Keynote readings by Charles Bernstein, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Susan Howe, and Nathaniel Mackey.

Keynote talks by Kevin Killian and Marjorie Perloff.

Panel Presentations by Barry Ahearn, Stephanie Anderson, Brian Ang, Robert Archambeau, Tyler Babbie, John Beer, Erica Bernheim, Tara Betts, Jeremiah Rush Bowen, Russell Brickey, Tony Brinkley, Patricia Fahamisha Brown, Tim Brown, Franklin Bruno, Dennis Buscher-Ulbrich, Charmaine Cadeau, Brian Carpenter, Alan Casline, Chris Chapman, Cris Cheek, Tomasz Cieslak-Sokolowski, Alan Clinton, Michael Clune, Sarah Cohen, Todd Colby, Carrie Conners, Rebecca Steffy Couch, Peter Culley, Richard Deming, Robert Dewhurst, Sara DiMaggio, Joseph Donahue, Joel Duncan, Sara Dunton, Dale Enggass, Natalia Fedorova, Annie Finch, Norman Finkelstein, Seth Forrest, Ed Foster, Alison Fraser, Stephen Fredman, Wendy Galgan, Ben Gillespie, Susan Gilmore, Alan Golding, Jeremy Green, Arielle Greenberg, Matthew Hall, Rob Halpern, Kaplan Harris, Kurt Heintz, David Herd, Michael Hessel-Mial, Laura Hinton, Donna Hollenberg, Bruce Holsapple, Paul Jaussen, Grant Jenkins, Meta DuEwa Jones, Patricia Spears Jones, Megan Kaminski, Erica Kaufman, Burt Kimmelman, Linda A. Kinnahan, Tom Konyves, Kimberly Lamm, Brooks Lampe, Abigail Lang, David Lau, Gary Lenhart, Nicholas LoLordo, Joe Luna, Kimberly Lyons, Jane Malcolm, Alec Marsh, Paul McComas, Ellen McGrath Smith, Mark Melnicove, Mark Mendoza, Edric Mesmer, Sharon Mesmer, Andy Meyer, Nate Mickelson, Peter Middleton, J. Peter Moore, Claudia Moreno Pisano, Laura Moriarty, Andrew Mulvania, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, Svetlana Nedeljkov, David Need, Miriam Nichols, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Peter O’Leary, Tom Orange, Richard Owens, Seth Perlow, Michael Peters, Deborah Pintonelli, Patrick Pritchett, Adra Raine, Sean Reynolds, Joseph Richey, Christopher Rizzo, John Roche, Ryan Roderick, Jennifer Russo, Linda Russo, Matt Sandler, Trevor Sawler, Kathy Lou Schultz, Lytle Shaw, Evie Shockley, Jonathan Skinner, Margaret Anne Smith, Trantham Laura Smith, Daniel Snelson, Rick Snyder, Samuel Solomon, John Steen, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Megan Swithart Jewell, Kristen Tapson-Widenhoefer, Robin Tremblay-McGaw, Demetres Tryponopoulos, Keith Tuma, Ann Vickery, Anna Vitale, Cathy Wagner, Kenneth Warren, Donald Wellman, and Christopher Winkler.

The Poetry & Poetics of the 1980s – Conference Tips

Thanks to everyone who submitted a paper and/or panel proposal for the upcoming NPF Conference on the Poetry and Poetics of the 1980s. We look forward to welcoming all of you to Orono this summer. Below you’ll find some tips designed to make your travel and stay agreeable. If you have questions about any aspect of your journey, feel free to be in touch by e-mail to NPF_Paideuma at umit dot maine dot edu or by phone at 207-581-3813.

REGISTERING FOR THE CONFERENCE

We encourage conference participants to register early using our on-line registration form. Registration rates are $150 (regular), $100 (reduced for graduate students, independent scholars, and international scholars without institutional support). Using the same form, you can reserve on-campus housing and make a selection for your banquet meal preference. Conference participants can make use of the nearby recreation center (with lap pool) for a nominal fee of $3 per day.

GETTING TO THE CONFERENCE

The University of Maine is in Orono, Maine, about three hours north of the state’s border with Massachussetts and just fifteen minutes from Bangor.

The NPF is pleased to recommend experienced local travel agent Dawna Gallant, of Milne Travel, to those conference participants who would like assistance in planning their travel to the Bangor area. Dawna, who has ably handled our New Writing Series travel arrangements for several years now, can be reached at 866-675-5655 (press 7, then ext 8027).

The airport nearest to Orono is Bangor International Airport (BGR), which is served by Delta and US Airways. Travel time between Bangor Airport and the UMaine campus is just about 15 minutes ($25 cab fare).

The Portland Jetport is a little more than two hours south of Orono and is served by JetBlue, among other carriers. Fares into Portland tend to be considerably less costly than into Bangor.

Concord Trailways runs multiple buses between Bangor and Portland each day and tends to be both quicker and more comfortable than Greyhound.

Boston’s Logan Airport is about five hours south of Bangor and is served by Concord Trailways. Manchester Airport, in New Hampshire, is about the same distance.

Unfortunately, Maine is only served by Amtrak as far north as Portland.

OPTIONS FOR OFF-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATIONS

The NPF recommends the University Inn to Conference participants who are looking for a convenient alternative to on-campus accommodations. When making reservations at 1-800-321-4921, please be sure to mention your affiliation with the Conference. Click here for a range of further options for off-campus accommodations.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The NPF is on Twitter & Facebook.

We’ll be using a Digital Commons platform for documenting the conference (more on this shortly).

BOOK FAIR

If you would like to reserve space in the conference book fair, please drop us a line in advance at NPF_Paideuma at umit dot maine dot edu with an estimate of how many titles you’ll be displaying (and in what quantities).

NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University of Maine. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to Karen Kemble, Esq., Director of Equal Opportunity, ADA Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator, Rehabilitation Act Section 504 Coordinator, University of Maine, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-1226, TTY (207) 581-9484.