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Thursday, March 12 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Founders Reading and Talk

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John Keene

Tisa Byrant

Sherwin Bitsui

Dorothy Wang


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Dorothy Wang

Associate Professor, Williams College
Dorothy Wang's book Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry (Stanford University Press, 2014) received Honorable Mention in the Poetry Foundation's first Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. She is the 2014-2015 Leslie Scalapino Lecturer in Innovative Poetics at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. She and the poet Stefania Heim have recently curated an online forum... Read More →

Speakers
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Sherwin Bitsui

Sherwin Bitsui is the author of Flood Song (Copper Canyon Press) and Shapeshift (University of Arizona Press). He Diné is of the Bįį’bítóó’nii’ Tódi’chii’nii clan and is born for the Tlizilłani’ clan. He is from White Cone, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. His honors include the 2011 Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Native Arts & Culture Foundation Fellowship for... Read More →
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Tisa Bryant

Faculty, MFA Creative Writing Program, Co-Director, Equity & Diversity, California Institute of the Arts
Tisa Bryant makes work that often traverses the boundaries of genre, culture and history, with an enduring fascination with fusing critical and creative writing through the other arts into distinctive registers and new forms. She is the author of Unexplained Presence, a collection of fiction-essays that remix narratives of black presences in film, literature and visual art; co-editor and publisher of the cross-referenced journal of narrative and... Read More →
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John Keene

Associate Professor, Rutgers University at Newark
John Keene is the author of the poetic novel Annotations (New Directions, 1995); of the poetry collection Seismosis (1913 Press), with artist Christopher Stackhouse; and of the short fiction collection Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015) . He also is the translator of Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst's "porno-chic" novel Letters from a Seducer (Nightboat Books and A Bolha Editora, 2014). He has published his fiction, poetry, essays, and... Read More →
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Dorothy Wang

Associate Professor, Williams College
Dorothy Wang's book Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry (Stanford University Press, 2014) received Honorable Mention in the Poetry Foundation's first Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. She is the 2014-2015 Leslie Scalapino Lecturer in Innovative Poetics at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. She and the poet Stefania Heim have recently curated an online forum... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
UC Theatre UC

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