Join us at the 2024 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair, from Wednesday, February 7 through Saturday, February 10 in Kansas City, Missouri, for readings and panels with Academy of American Poets Chancellors, prize winners, and more. 

Drop by our booth (#724) to pick up free copies of the latest issue of American Poets magazine and the official 2024 National Poetry Month poster.

And on Saturday, February 10 at 12:00 p.m. CT, don't miss our featured reading with award-winning poets Suji Kwock Kim, author of Notes from the North (Smith/Doorstop, U.K., 2021) and Notes from the Divided Country (Louisiana State University Press, 2003); Sara Daniele Rivera, author of The Blue Mimes (Graywolf Press, forthcoming 2024), winner of the Academy of American Poets' First Book Award; and Nicole Sealey, author of The Ferguson Report: An Erasure (Alfred A. Knopf, 2023) and Ordinary Beast (Ecco Press, 2017). Kansas City Convention Center, Ballroom A, Level 2.

To attend this or any other AWP events, either virtual or in-person, you’ll need to purchase a conference registration in advance:


Thursday, February 8, 2024

#AWP24 Keynote Address by Jericho Brown

Ballroom A, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 2 
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CT

Furious Flower Presents Nikky Finney, Anastacia-Reneé, and Malika Booker

Furious Flower commemorates its upcoming thirtieth anniversary, and previews the fourth historic Furious Flower Poetry Conference (September 2024), with a reading and conversation among three award-winning poets—Nikky Finney, Anastacia-Reneé, and Malika Booker—moderated by executive director, Lauren K. Alleyne. 

Ballroom A, Level 2, Kansas City Convention Center                                               
3:20 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. CT

Toward a Poetics of Tenderness: Hegemonic Masculinity & the Poetic Imagination

Featuring Hayan Charara, Matthew Olzmann, Taylor Johnson, Ross Gay, and Issam Zineh.

Room 2105, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level   
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm CT

Friday, February 9, 2024

Wings of a Bird in Flight: Poets of the Cuban and Puerto Rican Diasporas

Featuring Malcolm Friend, Jennifer McCauley, Yesenia Montilla, and Sara Daniele Rivera.

Room 2502B, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 2 
10:35 am to 11:50 am

Black Women As (Keepers of) the Archive: Photographs, Hybrid and Historical Text, Sponsored by Cave Canem

Featuring Remica Bingham-Risher, Courtney Faye Taylor, Bettina Judd, Robin Coste Lewis, and Patricia Smith.

Grand Ballroom A, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 2 
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm

Generations: A Reading & Conversation Sponsored by Blue Flower Arts & The Asian American Writers' Workshop

Blue Flower Arts is proud to present GENERATIONS: a reading and conversation with four essential Asian American poets spanning several generations, featuring Tina Chang, Chen Chen, Marilyn Chin, and Kimiko Hahn.       

Ballroom A, Level 2, Kansas City Convention Center             
1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT

Transforming the Imagination: Asian American Poets Redefine Hybrid Poetry

Featuring Tina Chang, Victoria Chang, Mai Der Vang, Cynthia Dewi Oka, and Sahar Muradi.

Room 2101, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level.
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm CT

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Acts of Love: Brian Turner, Katie Farris & Major Jackson Read & Converse, Sponsored by Alice James Books

Featuring Carey Salerno, Brian Turner, Katie Farris, and Major Jackson.

Grand Ballroom A, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 2
10:35 am to 11:50 am CT

Gathering the Loose Petals: A Celebration of the Work of Afaa Michael Weaver

Featuring Tara Betts, Enzo Silon Surin, Danielle Legros Georges, Bro. Yao Glover, and Afaa Michael Weaver.

Room 2211, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm CT

Black History in Poetry and the Visual Archive

Featuring Tyree Daye, Niki Herd, Alison Rollins, and Ashley Wynter.                     

Room 2104B, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm