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Saturday, September 21 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Form and (Dis)Content, Volume II: Speculative and Experimental Approaches to Language by Authors of Color

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The aim of this panel is to discuss the many ways writers of color approach common literary traditions, genres, and tropes, as well as the idea of a standard(izing) notion of language itself. We plan to highlight the various strategies and rationales authors of color use to break from “standard English,” and also debate if there should be—or even needs to be—better recognition and a reclassification of literary forms that use multilingual and/or varied syntax and grammar. Robert Duncan once said, “I don’t seek a synthesis, but a melee.” And yet, this panel will be both synthesis and melee, an example of both convergence and divergence, as its participants will discuss their experiences blending literary, genre fiction, and poetry with creative or critical prose as a means by which to speak to, about, and from certain personal/political identities and viewpoints.


Krista Franklin

Krista Franklin is an interdisciplinary artist whose work appears in POETRY magazine, Black Camera, Copper Nickel, Callaloo, Vinyl, BOMB magazine, and the anthologies Encyclopedia, Vol. F-K and L-Z, The Long Term: Resisting Life Sentences Working Toward Freedom, The End of Chiraq... Read More →
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Douglas Kearney

Douglas Kearney has published six books, including Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016), winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Award, the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry, and California Book Award silver medalist (Poetry). M. NourbeSe Philip calls Kearney’s collection of... Read More →
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Kenning JP Garcia

Kenning JP García is an antipoet and diarist. Kenning has a BA in linguistics from SUNY Albany where xe studied several dead languages. Xe is the author of the notvel OF (What Place Meant) along with several speculative epics. In addition, xe is an editor at Rigorous, Five 2 One... Read More →
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Jennifer Maritza McCauley

University of Missouri
Jennifer Maritza McCauley is a teacher, writer, and editor of African-American and Puerto Rican descent. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Kimbilio, CantoMundo and the Knight Foundation, and awards from Best of the Net, Independent Publisher Book... Read More →

Rone Shavers

Rone Shavers is a writer who publishes in multiple genres. His fiction has appeared in ACM: Another Chicago Magazine, Identitytheory.com, Longform.org, Nth Word, PANK, The Operating System, and Thought Catalog, among other places. Shavers’ non-fiction essays and essay-length reviews... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm PDT
DISC-061 Auditorium