F182. Of Color: Poets' Ways of Making—Readings from Essays on Transformative Poetics

A106, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Of Color: Poets’ Ways of Making: An Anthology of Essays on Transformative Poetics brings together the voices of fifteen poets of color, foregrounding craft and poetics. The essays discuss mentorship, models and frameworks of/for writing, the joys and perils of writing in/with/against/making new forms. Contributors will read from their essays and answer questions about the importance of writing craft essays from the perspective and experience of writers of color within the current political climate.



Amanda Galvan Huynh has received scholarships and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and Sundress Academy for the Arts. She was a winner of a 2016 AWP Intro Journal Project Award and a finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship.

Addie Tsai holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She coconceived Dominic Walsh Dance Theater's Victor Frankenstein. She is a doctoral candidate in dance at Texas Woman's University. Tsai teaches creative writing, dance, literature, and humanities at Houston Community College.

José Angel Araguz is a CantoMundo fellow and author of seven chapbooks as well as the collections Everything We Think We Hear, Small Fires, and Until We Are Level Again. He runs the poetry blog The Friday Influence and teaches English and creative writing at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.

Dr. Melissa Coss Aquino, a Puerto Rican from the Bronx, is a writer and an Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College, CUNY. Her work has been published in Callaloo, the Fairy Tale Review, Hippocampus, and Centro. Her book is 100 years of Jesús Colón.

Luisa A. Igloria’s books include The Buddha Wonders if She is Having a Mid-Life Crisis and Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser (2014 May Swenson Prize). She teaches at Old Dominion University, where from 2009–15 she directed the MFA Creative Writing Program.


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