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Saturday, March 14 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Western Writers

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Ruth Vanita

Eduardo Chirinos

Paisley Rekdal

Farid Matuk

Bhanu Kapil

Jane Wong

Heather Cahoon


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Prageeta Sharma

Professor, The University of Montana
Prageeta Sharma is the author of four poetry collections, Bliss to Fill, The Opening Question, Infamous Landscapes, and Undergloom. Her writing has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Boston Review, Agni, Fence, The Women's Review of Books and (among others) The Harper Collins Book of English Poetry and (BloodAxe/Penguin’s) 60 Indian Poets. Her recent awards are a Howard Foundation Grant and writing residencies at the Millay... Read More →

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Eduardo Chirinos

Eduardo Chirinos (Lima, 1960) is the author of numerous books of poetry as well as volumes of academic criticism, essays, translations, children’s books, and occasional pieces. Chirinos is Professor of Spanish at the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures of the University of Montana. His most recent poetry titles in Spanish include Abecedario del agua (2000), Breve historia de la música (2001, winner of the inaugural... Read More →
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Bhanu Jacasta Kapil

Writer-teacher, Naropa University
"Tell us about yourself": Foreign/Normal. | | "Passions": Buddhist meditation/ Hanuman; teaching through clay, theory and physical experiments of different kinds; linking up, every day, to the great streaming that carries others to their destinations.
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Farid Matuk

Assistant Professor, English and Creative Writing, University of Arizona
Farid Matuk is the author of This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine, 2010) and My Daughter La Chola (Ahsahta, 2013). New poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Boundary2, Floor, and Best American Experimental Poetry 2014. The Headlands Center for the Arts recently awarded Matuk a 2015 Alumni New Works grant to support the production and promotion of two new book projects. He serves as contributing editor for The... Read More →
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Paisley Rekdal

University of Utah
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Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita was educated at Delhi University where she taught for many years. She was founding co-editor of Manushi, India's first nationwide feminist magazine, from 1978 to 1990.  She co-edited the path-breaking Same-Sex Love in India: A Literary History, and is the author of several books including, most recently, Gender,Sex and the City: Urdu Rekhti Poetry 1780-1870. She is a well-known translator of fiction and poetry from Hindi and... Read More →
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Jane Wong

The University of Washington
Jane Wong's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2015, Hayden's Ferry Review, Tupelo Quarterly, The Volta, CutBank, The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral, and Best New Poets 2012. The recipient of fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Kundiman, Squaw Valley, and the Fine Arts Work Center, she holds a MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches at the... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
UC 331

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