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Friday, October 20 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop Mispronouncing My Name: A Radical Poetics of Brown Bodies in White Spaces

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Event Title: "Stop mispronouncing my name" A Radical Poetics of Brown Bodies in White Spaces
Type of Event: Panel - Poetry Craft and Criticism
Panelists: Angel Dominguez, Angela Peñaredondo, Sarah Richards Graba, Amanda Ngoho Reavey

Event Description: This panel seeks to address the poetic publishing community's relationship to marginalized and underrepresented poets of color to ignite a conversation confronting elements of white supremacy within the community, and the radical poetics that emerge from these charged spaces. By discussing our lived experiences of microaggressions, mispronunciations, and white fragility, we hope to address deeper underlying issues and effects of racism & careerism on underprivileged poets and writers of color.

Statement of Merit: The panel is composed of an ethnically and gender diverse collection of writers, editors and artists who believe in the need to address these issues of race within the writing and publishing community as they affect real individuals on a real level. Our work pushes against the norms of US culture that promote systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, etc. We feel this panel represents a vital element of the writing and publishing community discussing a necessary and relevant topic.

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Sarah Richards Graba

Naropa University
Sarah Richards Graba writes. Recently when asked if she writes poetry or prose, Sarah replied: Yes. Sarah has lived in Colorado her whole life, though her DNA comes from all over the world. She currently teaches writing, research, literature, and pedagogy at Naropa University. Sh... Read More →
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Amanda Ngoho Reavey

Woodland Pattern Book Center
Amanda Ngoho Reavey received an MFA in Writing & Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University and is currently the Marketing Director at Woodland Pattern. Her first book, Marilyn, was published by The Operating System in 2015.


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Theater at Poetry Center (Rubel Room)

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