Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database.
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules

PCA/ACA – Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry

The Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites proposals from two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.

Creative Poetry: Panelists will have 15 minutes each to read/perform their own work. There will be time at the end of the session for interaction with the audience. Those interested in presenting should send an abstract and 3 sample poems in the online system.

Poetry Studies: This area includes papers on American poets or poetry. Subject matter is open. Discussions of poetry as it relates to popular culture are especially welcome. Panelists will be given 15 minutes each, and the session will end with a brief question and answer time.

The deadline for online submission of proposals will be October 1, 2015. Do not email your abstract. Only proposals submitted to the online system will be considered: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/

Online submission instructions: Register or log in. Select a subject area. Enter your proposal’s title, abstract of no more than 250 words, an attachment of 3 sample poems in 1 document (for creative proposals), and a short bio of no more than 50 words. Please proofread your name, affiliation, title, and abstract closely as this text will become part of the program if your proposal is selected. Submit only one proposal to one area. You may not submit the same proposal to multiple areas. [Exception: Those who submit a proposal of creative work may also submit a paper proposal to this area or to another subject area.]

Key Dates:
Oct 1, 2015 – Deadline for paper proposals
Oct 15, 2015 — Deadline to apply for Travel Grants
Nov 15, 2015 – “Early Bird” registration deadline
Jan 1, 2015 — Deadline to apply for JPC and JAC Graduate Student paper award
Dec 15, 2015 – Last day to register for the conference and remain listed in the program
Jan 1, 2016 – Preliminary schedule published on-line

The PCA/ACA National Conference will be held in Seattle on March 21-25, 2016.

Please send all inquiries to:

Dr. Katie Manning
Literature, Journalism, and Modern Languages
Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106