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Friday, October 20 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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avatar for Prageeta Sharma

Prageeta Sharma

Professor/President of Thinking Its Presence, University of Montana
Prageeta Sharma was born in Framingham, Massachusetts. Her collections of poetry include Bliss to Fill (2000), The Opening Question (2004), which won the Fence Modern Poets Prize, Infamous Landscapes (2007), and Undergloom (2013). | | Sharma’s honors and awards include a Howar... Read More →
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Dorothy Wang

Associate Professor, Williams College
Dorothy Wang's  monograph Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry (Stanford University Press, 2013) received the Association for Asian American Studies' award for best book of literary criticism in 2016 and made The New Yorker's list of "The Books We Loved in 2016"; it also garnered honorable mention in the Poetry Foundation's first Pegasus Awards for Criticism (2014). Wang gave the 2015 Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics at Naropa... Read More →

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avatar for Vidhu Aggarwal

Vidhu Aggarwal

Associate Professor, Rollins College
Born in Ranchi, India, Vidhu Aggarwal grew up in the Southern U.S., primarily in Louisiana and Texas. Her multi-media works in video, poetry, and scholarship are oriented around Bollywood spectacle, carnival, and science fiction. Her poems appeared in the top 25 of 2016 in Boston Review. Her collection of poems The Trouble with Humpdori (2016) received the Editor's Choice Prize from The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, was a handpicked selection with Small Press Distribution, and was selected by Sundress Publications as one of the best books of 2016. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Juked, [PANK], Pedestal, Sugar House Review, INK BRICK, Project As [I] Am... Read More →
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Ching-In Chen

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart's Traffic (Arktoi Books) and recombinant (Kelsey Street Press) and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities (South End Press; AK Press) and Here is a Pen: an Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets (Achiote Press). A Kundiman, Lambda, Watering Hole and Callaloo Fellow, they are part of the Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation writing communities. Their work has appeared in The Best American Experimental Writing, The... Read More →
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Lisa Jarrett

Assistant Professor of Community and Context Arts, Portland State University
Lisa Jarrett was born in 1977 in Morristown, New Jersey. Growing up as a Black American who moved with her family to various, often conflicting political climates in cities in Texas, Minnesota, and New York, the influences of her upbringing in a post-Civil Rights and increasingly so-called “post-racial” America are apparent in her work, which seeks to confront ideas of racial difference and perceptions of racial equality. | | Though conflating comparisons of self and Other within a racial context are surely not limited to the American Black Experience and can be examined in myriad global racial milieus, Jarrett’s work is typically centered upon deconstructing, defragmenting, and, in turn, reconstructing and reassembling her personal experiences as a Black woman in America into a visual expression that asks viewers to consider their own roles in present-day race relations. | | Jarrett maintains a studio in Portland, Oregon, where she continues to teach classes in art at Portland State University's School of Art + Design. She exhibits nationally and currently has work in... Read More →
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Farid Matuk

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
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Lehua Taitano

Lehua M. Taitano, a native Chamoru from Yigo, Guåhan (Guam), is a queer writer and interdisciplinary artist. She is the author of A Bell Made of Stones (poems, TinFish Press) a chapbook of short fiction, appalachiapacific, winner of the 2010 Merriam-Frontier Award, and a chapb... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Theater at Poetry Center (Rubel Room)

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