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Saturday, September 21 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Asian/American Speculative Poetics

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Asian bodies are often depicted as robotic, mechanical, and reflective of techno-orientalist futuristic anxieties, but Asian American speculative poets, hybrid writers, artists and scholars have continued to rework “machine” tropes in poetry, film, and other genres. Re-writing such persistent tropes in contemporary science fiction film and literature, this hybrid conversation/performance will feature Asian American poets, hybrid writers, artists and scholars discussing various cross-cultural interventions via alternative futurisms, recombinant texts, machine dreams and speculative media projects.

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Vidhu Aggarwal

Associate Professor, Rollins College
Vidhu Aggarwal’s poetry and multimedia practices engage with world-building, video, and comic book media, and draw from mythic schemas from contemporary science, popular culture, and ancient texts. Her poetry book The Trouble with Humpadori (2016) imagines a cosmic mythological... Read More →
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Ching-In Chen

Assistant Professor, University of Washington Bothell
Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart's Traffic: a novel in poems (Arktoi/Red Hen Press, 2009), recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017; 2018 Lambda Literary Award Winner for Transgender Poetry); and to make black paper sing (speCt! Books, 2019). Chen is also co-editor of The Revolution... Read More →
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Rachelle Cruz

UC Riverside; Orange Coast College
Rachelle Cruz is from Hayward, California. She is the author of God's Will for Monsters, which won the 2016 Hillary Gravendyk Regional Poetry Prize (Inlandia, 2017), Self-Portrait as Rumor and Blood and co-editor with Melissa Sipin of Kuwento: Lost Things, an anthology of Philippine... Read More →
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Saba Syed Razvi

Saba Syed Razvi is the author of the Elgin Award-nominated collection In the Crocodile Gardens and the collection heliophobia, which appeared on the preliminary ballot for the Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry, as well as the chapbooks Limerence & Lux, Of the Divining... Read More →

Margaret Rhee

Margaret Rhee is a poet, artist, and scholar. She is the author of Love Robot, named a 2017 Best Poetry Book by Entropy Magazine, and winner of the Science Fiction Poetry Association Elgin Award and the Asian American Studies Book Prize in Poetry. Her chapbooks include Yellow (Tinfish... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
DISC-061 Auditorium