R249. A Showcase of Fat Poets: An Unapologetic Celebration of Radical Visibility
Thursday, March 5, 2020
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm
Jennifer Jackson Berry is the author of The Feeder and the chapbook Bloodfish. Her second full-length collection, a memoir-in-verse, will be published in 2020.
Jessica Rae Bergamino is the author of the full-length collection Unmanned, winner of Noemi Press' 2017 Poetry Prize, as well as several chapbooks. She is a doctoral candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah, where she is a Steffenson Cannon scholar.
Diamond Forde is a Tin House and Callaloo fellow whose work has appeared in Ninth Letter, Tupelo Quarterly, the Offing, and more. She is a recipient of the Margaret Walker prize and a finalist for the GA Poetry Prize, and her debut book, Mother Body, is forthcoming.
Simone Person is a dual MFA/MA at Indiana University and the author of Dislocate, winner of Honeysuckle Press's 2017 Fiction Chapbook Contest, and Smoke Girl, winner of Diode Editions' 2018 Poetry Chapbook Contest.
Rachel Wiley is a performer, poet, feminist, and fat positive activist from Columbus, Ohio. She is the author of two full length collections of poetry.