F264. Erasures, White Shame: We Need to Talk

Room 20 & 21, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


A panel discussion by poets who have confronted erasures that led to shame, subjugation, and silence. Each of these writers, from various backgrounds who are at various stages in their careers, will briefly discuss how discussing racial negation, rejection, and dehumanization must be addressed for healing, wholeness, and renewal to happen not only within marginalized groups but also for our national society.


Natalia Trevino, born in Mexico and raised in Texas, is the author of Lavando La Dirty Laundry. She is a professor of English, a winner of the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and others. Her first novel, This Thin Edge of Barbwire, is forthcoming.

Wendy Barker's sixth full-length collection of poems received the John Ciardi Prize and was published by BkMk Press in 2015. She has also published four chapbooks and coedited the anthology Far Out: Poems of the '60s. Recipient of NEA and Rockefeller fellowships, she teaches at UT San Antonio.

Rita Dove recently published Collected Poems 1974–2004, Sonata Mulattica, and The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry. Pulitzer Prize winner, former US Poet Laureate, recipient of the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts, Dove teaches at the University of Virginia.

Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart's Traffic and recombinant, and coeditor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence within Activist Communities. They are part of Kundiman, Lambda, Watering Hole, Callaloo, Macondo, and VONA communities, and a senior editor of The Conversant.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center