Three prominent and essential writers take the stage to give readings of their work. A discussion follows on a variety of topics, ranging from craft to practice to activism, as we celebrate and further a discussion of Asian American and Latinx identity and solidarity. This event is moderated by CantoMundo cofounder Deborah Paredez.
The diversity of Latinx racial experience defies easy categorization. European colonization produced a hemisphere riddled with caste, vexed by color, and afflicted by an adoration of whiteness. Imperialism, diasporas, and borders only complicate; overlaying power structure over power structure, erasing and muddling convoluted. This panel will explore the poetics that might best communicate the nuanced reality of our raza cósmica, and to try to re-imagine the Americas through poetry.
Reading with Diane Seuss, Erika Sanchez, and more
SJSU alum Carmen Giménez Smith returns to read from her recent collections of poetry that include Milk and Filth (2013), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the forthcoming book from City Light Publishers Cruel Futures (2018).
Cosponsored by Poetry Center San Jose
Yale Collection of American Literature and the Yale Race & Innovative Poetics Working Group Present Carmen Giménez Smith and Roberto Harrison
A celebration of new writing co-sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature and the Yale Race & Innovative Poetics Working Group. The program will include: 1) a public reading by two poets; and 2) an informal discussion with our guest poets and the graduate and undergraduate student members of the Yale Race & Innovative Poetics Working Group, and 3) a conversation with undergraduate students. The reading will be followed by a public reception at the library.
Carmen Giménez Smith, author of Bring Down the Little Birds, a memoir, and five poetry collections, including the National Book Critics Circle nominee Milk and Filth and the forthcoming Cruel Futures, reads her work. This is a 2018 Lake Forest Literary Festival event held in Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall.
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