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Thinking Its Presence 2017 has ended
Events from 9:00am to 5:00pm are open only to registered attendees. Please register before October 9, 2017 at https://universityofarizonapoetrycenter.submittable.com/submit/81274/pre-registration-thinking-its-presence-2017-conference-university-of-arizon. For more information, please visit https://poetry.arizona.edu/TIP2017.
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Beth Kwiatek

Buffalo, New York
Beth Kwiatek identifies more as a scribbler than a writer. She has written op-ed articles for The Buffalo News on white privilege and racism. While living in Lexington, KY she designed and edited the catalogue for the "Wall of Memories: Las Desaparecidas de Ciudad Juarez", an installation by artist Diane Kahlo for her exhibits at the University of Kentucky, Berea College, and Northwestern University. A recent publication is an essay in the anthology titled "What Does It Mean To Be White In America", by 2Leaf Press. As an adjunct instructor and Ph.D. candidate in the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Buffalo she developed and taught a course titled "Radical Whiteness: An Invitation to Responsibility". She worked closely with poet, writer, and activist Alexis DeVeaux and they co-facilitated a graduate course on whiteness. She is currently working on her blog: iiswhite: a primer on whiteness and why whiteness is a problem. However, she is having the most fun with her twitter site: iiswhiteBarbie. Check it out.