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Thursday, March 12 • 11:00am - 12:50pm
Reading and Conversation

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Poets Ailish Hopper, Blas Falconer, Metta Sáma and Orlando White will read selections from their work and will offer comprehensive advice on how to approach their work (and other work that speaks directly to race, ethnicity, nation, tribe, sexuality, class) in the classroom. This will be, primarily, an interactive conversation amongst practitioners of charged innovative writing who are professors interested in multi-disciplinary approaches to teaching. 


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Ailish Hopper

I'm the author of Dark~Sky Society (New Issues, 2014), and the chapbook, Bird in the Head (Center for Book Arts, 2005). The narrative I'm presenting at TIP in 2017 is from a book of essays (some drawings, some documentation of collaborations in Baltimore), "Vanish into Form," that... Read More →

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Blas Falconer

Murray State University
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Metta Sáma

I live in North Carolina & originally am from Tennessee. I have mostly lived in the Midwest & Northeast for the past 15 years; this return to the South is mind-boggling, particularly talking about race & history in the South that would like to forget its history (in theory) but do... Read More →
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Orlando White

English Faculty, Diné College
Poet Orlando White is from Tółikan, Arizona. He is Diné of the Naaneesht’ézhi Tábaahí and born for the Naakai Diné’e. White is the author of two books of poetry, Bone Light (Red Hen Press), which Kazim Ali described as a “careful excavation on language and letters and... Read More →

Thursday March 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:50pm MDT
UC 331

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