NAPT held its 29th annual conference, “Embracing Poetic Expression: Creative Pathways for Self, Community, and the World,” April 15-19, 2009, in Washington DC at the Crowne Plaza Washington-National Airport hotel.
Conference highlights included:
Opening Event: The Washington Word Waggle:
Featured Poet:Linda Pastan, poet laureate of Maryland from 1991 to 1995 was our featured poet this year.
Linda has published 12 volumes of poetry including, The Five Stages of Grief, Waiting for My Life, Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems, The Last Uncle. Linda’s most recent collection is Queen of a Rainy Country.
Poet Gregory Orr made a special appearance!