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Saturday, September 21 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Where Languages Converge / Collide

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This panel imagines the poem as a site where languages collide. Each panelist investigates, experiments, and imagines within multilinguality—where language come from place, home, epistemological disciplines, life realms. We will ask what happens when you imagine the text as a site of convergence for multiple languages and realms of thought. How can these convergences of languages challenge structures and the limits of structural thinking? What sorts of new structures can be built to hold these potentially violent collisions?


Tonya M. Foster

Tonya M. Foster is the author of A Swarm of Bees in High Court (Belladonna*, 2015) and the co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing through Visual Art (Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 2002). She is an assistant professor in writing and literature at California College... Read More →
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Stefania Heim

Assistant Professor, Western Washington University
Stefania Heim is author of the poetry collections HOUR BOOK (Ahsahta, 2019) and A Table That Goes On for Miles (Switchback, 2014). She is translator of Geometry of Shadows (A Public Space Books 2019), a volume of the Italian poems of metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico. In fall... Read More →
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Prageeta Sharma

Prageeta Sharma’s fourth book of poems, Grief Sequence, will be published by Wave Books in fall 2019. She is the founder of the conference Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Art. A recipient of the 2010 Howard Foundation Award, she has taught at... Read More →

Mónica de la Torre

Poet, scholar, and translator Mónica de la Torre's most recent book of poems is Happy End/All Welcome (UDP, 2017). Senior editor at BOMB magazine from 2007-2016, she has translated an array of Latin American poets including the late Gerardo Deniz, and coedited the anthology Reversible... Read More →

Simone White

Simone White is the author of Dear Angel of Death (UDP), Of Being Dispersed (Futurepoem), and House Envy of All the World (Factory School), and the chapbooks Unrest (UDP) and Dolly (with Kim Thomas; Q Avenue). Recipient of a 2017 Whiting Award for poetry, she teaches at the University... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
UW2-005 Auditorium