ViRTUAL LiTFUSE 2020 Afterthoughts & Musings



September 24-26

Highlights from ViRTUAL LiTFUSE 2020

D. Nurkse
2020 Keynote:
"Poetry & Crisis"

If you're wondering what you missed, the Zoom recording of the 2020 Keynote is now being offered as a gift with your generous donation to LiTFUSE!


See all that you missed from the 2020 online event!

FREE Recordings:
ViRTUAL LiTFUSE 2020 Special Events

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020
Chad Sweeney: Between Visions & Terror

Friday, Sept. 25, 2020
Faculty Reading Featuring LiTFUSE 2020 Scholarship Poets

LiTFUSE 2020 Faculty Testimonials

Many thanks to D. Nurkse, Christopher Howell
& Brooke Matson for their kind words!

“I have been teaching at Litfuse gatherings for the past eight years, all of them, until this year, held in the tiny village of Tieton, Washington. It has been a great pleasure, and I had assumed that a large contributor to the pleasure was Tieton itself, a place so far off the beaten path as to seem almost secret. I was surprised, therefore, to find this year’s virtual Litfuse conference so full of energy, engagement, and good feeling. It turned out the faculty, students, and organizers (to say nothing of the subject matter) were so committed, they made the experience shine for everyone involved.”

Christopher Howell2020 Faculty

“LITFUSE is a gem—inclusive, passionate, dynamic. Programs like this aren't just enriching—they are essential to the health of poetry in our country.”

D. Nurkse2020 Keynote

“I was nervous about a digital LitFUSE conference, but I was so impressed with the efficiency and organization the staff demonstrated in both the preparation of the conference and the actual execution. The host gave me all the bells and whistles Zoom offers so that I could effectively orchestrate small groups and share my screen when needed. I was thrilled with the outcome and participants shared that they really enjoyed my class and also complemented the organizers.”

Brooke Matson2020 Faculty

Featured Faculty Reading: Chad Sweeney

Between Vision and Terror

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Headliner and featured faculty member, Chad Sweeney, read from new work and from his recently published book-length poem, Little Million Doors, winner of the Nightboat Books Prize, an elegy for the living as well as the dead which traces the liminal spaces between life and death, male and female, time and timelessness, being and non-being as well as the visions and terrors of an autistic mind in crisis.

Faculty Reading

Featuring LiTFUSE Scholarship Poets

Friday, September 25, 2020

Watch the very special, first-of-its-kind faculty and scholar reading during Friday night’s ViRTUAL LiTFUSE 2020 kickoff event. This unique faculty reading features personal introductions and poems by our scholarship recipients AND a sneak-peek reading of faculty work.