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Saturday, October 21 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
The Raced Pronoun

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This panel is in response to the 2015 AWP panel entitled, “I Am We As You Are Me: Exploring Pronouns In Experimental Poetry,” where the question of whether pronouns are raced was discussed. This hybrid performance seeks to explore questions of intersections of race, diaspora, embodiment and language through Asian American responses to pronoun shifts and usage which evoke the bodily materiality of language and identity in multiple selves and contexts. What does it mean, as Sara Ahmed writes, to “live it” in everyday situations?

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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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Jai Dulani

Jai Dulani is a queer writer and multimedia artist who has worked for racial and gender justice at the intersections of LGBTQ, youth, immigrant justice and anti-violence movements for over a decade in New York City. He is a Kundiman Asian American Poet Fellow, a VONA/Voices Fello... Read More →

Soham Patel

Soham Patel is a Kundiman fellow. Two of her chapbooks, 'and nevermind the storm' (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), and 'Riva: A Chapter' (kitchen-shy press) came out in 2013. Her work has been featured at Fact-Simile Editions, Copper Nickel, Denver Quarterly and various other places... Read More →
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Bishakh Som

Bishakh Som's work investigates the intersection between image and text, figure and architecture, architecture and landscape. Inspired by the grammar of comics and graphic novels, they seek to expand the vocabulary of the narratives traditionally presented in this medium by explo... Read More →

Saturday October 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:50pm
Poetry Center Classroom 205 (Alumni Room) Poetry Center

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