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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 Howard Foundation... Read More →
avatar for Dorothy Wang

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vidhu Aggarwal

Vidhu Aggarwal

Associate Professor, Rollins College
Vidhu Aggarwal’s poetry and multimedia practices engage with world-building, video, and comic book media, and draw from mythic schemas from contemporary science, popular culture, and ancient texts. Her poetry book The Trouble with Humpadori (2016) imagines a cosmic mythological... Read More →
avatar for Ching-In Chen

Ching-In Chen

University of Washington Bothell
Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart's Traffic: a novel in poems (Arktoi/Red Hen Press, 2009), recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017; 2018 Lambda Literary Award Winner for Transgender Poetry); and to make black paper sing (speCt! Books, 2019). Chen is also co-editor of The Revolution... 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... Read More →
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Farid Matuk

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
avatar for Lehua Taitano

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 chapbook... Read More →


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