Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000 is a one-day symposium which aims to interrogate ideas of relationships and national borders in poetry written in the circum-Atlantic region since the turn of the millennium. Other themes of interest include race, gender, and sexuality; networks and communication; the War on Terror and historical and contemporary imperialism; the relationship between poetry, labour, and capital; and poetry and institutions, including academia.
Confirmed speakers include Sandeep Parmar, Oli Hazzard, and Sarah Howe (winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize). The organisers invite 20-minute academic papers, panel proposals, and creative or hybrid responses to the symposium theme.
Further information and the Call for Papers can be found at http://poetrysince2000.wordpress.com/.