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Saturday, September 21 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Radical Place : The Poetics of Experimental Geography

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This panel seeks to explore the effects of what cultural geographer Denis Cosgrove described as “the patterns and interactions of human culture, both material and non-material, in relation to the natural environment and the human organization of space” on new poetics. Inspired by the critical tradition of Raymond Williams, whose work explored the concepts of 'structure of feeling' and 'knowable community' as tethered to and determined in part by landscape, these poems deal with the embodied practices and dynamic processes emergent from a variety of locations, engaging with emotion, lyricism, politics, memory, and both exterior and interior identity production.

The panelists will each briefly present poems which function as personal markers of place in the context of both personal and political history, followed by discussion and Q&A. Eudora Welty writes that “Place, to the writer at work, is seen in a frame. Not an empty frame, a brimming one. Point of view is a sort of burning-glass, a product of personal experience and time; it is burnished with feelings and sensibilities, charged from moment to moment with the sun-points of imagination.” In keeping, the panel’s poetics themselves are representative of a variety of approaches to dealing with the influence of divergent geographies, from the physical to phenomenological and post-industrial to post-colonial. By presenting and discussing work that spans the poetic spectrum we seek to highlight and discuss points of convergence within the panel.

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Jalayna Carter

A storyteller from St. Louis, MO, Jalayna Carter studied literature and journalism in the Midwest before moving to Seattle and pursuing nonprofit communications. The 2018 Jack Straw Writers Fellow and 2019 Artist Trust GAP recipient is fascinated by experimental poetic trends and... Read More →

Demian DinéYazhi'

Demian DinéYazhi' (Diné) is a transdisciplinary artist who uses social interventions to interrupt colonial power structures. His blog Heterogeneoushomosexual contemplates “Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist Art” and how a marginalized body navigates and resists assimilation... Read More →
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Sam Roxas-Chua

Artist, The Requatorist
Sam Roxas-Chua is the author of Saying Your Name Three Times Underwater, Echolalia in Script, and Fawn Language. His poems, artworks, and asemic writings have appeared in journals including Narrative, December Magazine, Cream City Review and an essay/review of his two recent books... Read More →
avatar for Adam Tedesco

Adam Tedesco

Born in Upstate New York, poet and video artist Adam Tedesco is a founding editor of REALITY BEACH, an independent chapbook press, journal of new poetics, and roving reading series. His video poems and site-specific work have been shown at MoMA PS1 and No Nation Gallery, among other... Read More →
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Amie Zimmerman

Editor, YesYes Books
Amie Zimmerman lives in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been published in Sixth Finch, DIAGRAM, West Branch, Puerto del Sol, and Heavy Feather Review, among others. She has two chapbooks, Oyster (REALITY BEACH), and Compliance (Essay Press), curates the reading series 'family portrait... Read More →

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