The 2018 Furious Flower Collegiate Summit: Poetry Without Boundaries was held from March 22 to March 24 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The conference, open to undergraduate and graduate students from any college or university program, featured poetry workshops, roundtable discussions, an open mic, and a trip to Charlottesville to attend the Virginia Festival of the Book. The program “explored how poetry reaches across geographical borders and beyond conventional literary and ideological boundaries.” The faculty included poets Brenda Marie Osbey and Anastacia Renée. Tyehimba Jess gave a reading and presentation. The cost of the conference, which included a workshop, was $50; registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Furious Flower Collegiate Summit, Furious Flower Center, James Madison University, MSC 3802, 500 Cardinal Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. (540) 568-2694. Lauren K. Alleyne, Assistant Director.