R207. Poetry and Technology: Appendage, Mask, Voice, Body, and Song

F151, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Five poets will perform and discuss the ways in which technology extends the content of their work and the reach of their practice. Along with print-based text, these poets make use of digital audio and video technologies. They will perform work that demonstrates how specific technologies serve as appendage, extension, organ, disguise, elemental sound, and chorus to facilitate the poet’s ability to relocate, re-contextualize, and investigate the infinite possibilities of language off the page.



Samuel Ace, poet and sound artist, is the author of Our Weather Our Sea, forthcoming. A Belladonna Germinal Texts author, he is a recipient of an Astraea Lesbian Writer's Award and a two-time finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in poetry. He teaches writing at Mt. Holyoke College.

Douglas Kearney, poet, teaches at the University of Minnesota. His most recent collection, Buck Studies, received the Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, the CLMP Firecracker Award, and a California Book Award Silver Medal. He has also published a collection of libretti and writings on performativity.

Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is The Book. Previous books include Pomegranate Eater; Handiwork; and the collaborations ABRA, As We Know, and Between Page & Screen. She is associate director of the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Washington, Bothell.

Ronaldo V. Wilson, PhD, is a poet, interdisciplinary artist, and cultural critic. His latest book is Lucy 72. He is an Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is a writer, vocalist and author of TwERK. Her poetry has been widely published. She has received awards from New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Japan - US. Friendship Commission, Creative Capital, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Whiting Foundation.


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Henry B. González Convention Center