ORCHIDS ARE SPROUTING FROM THE FLOORBOARDS: Optical and Textural Immersion in Kaveh Akbar's Calling a Wolf a Wolf @ Southeastern Louisiana University Writing Center: 11 AM on Wednesday, October 16th.
Bodily Transformations: Reclaiming the Self (Canese Jarboe, Christina Rothenbeck, Mary Leauna Christensen, Victoria C. Flanagan, R. Cassandra Bruner) from March 4-7 @ the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX for the annual AWP Conference & Bookfair.
Join five diverse poets as they share their artistic work and theories on the merit of writing bodily transformations. Panelists will discuss using transformations to understand societal constraints placed on femme, POC, and queer bodies, how myths and fairytales can be deconstructed to ruminate on historical and personal violences, and how reimagining the liminal body and the mind tethered to it as folkloric, animal, and even monstrous can provide distance needed to reclaim the self.
Writers Behind the Words: Poets Spill Their Secrets, Southeastern Louisiana University. April 2019.
Generative Poetry Workshop w/ Alison Pelegrin, Southeastern Louisiana University. April 2019.
“With the Approach of the Oak”: an Open Mouth and TYPO Reading and Queering the Moonlight of the Clitoris: On the Bodily in Stanford’s Poetry, Frank Stanford Literary Festival. Fayetteville, Arkansas. September 2018.
A Cold Spring: Faculty Poetry Reading, Southeastern Louisiana University. April 2018.
Open Mouth Reading Series, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Summer 2017.
The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, Franconia, New Hampshire. Summer 2017.