This panel will focus on the role of research in literary production, featuring faculty writers working in the genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We will discuss questions of historical documentation and creative freedom, poetic experimentation with archives, and the problem of making research material come to life through narrative techniques such as plot and characterization. Participants will include Gus Rose (author of the novel The Readymade Thief), Lynn Xu (author the poetry collection Debts and Lessons), and Rachel Cohen (author of the critical biography Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade). Moderated by Srikanth Reddy, interim chair of the Program in Creative Writing.