R202. CANCELLED: Land, Language, Survival: Women Eco-Writers

Room 217C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Women eco-writers share language, survival, and land practices. Margaret Noodin discusses Anishinaabemowin/English poetry and the power of knowing one place well. Ann Fisher-Wirth writes about chronic illness and meditation in Mississippi. DJ Lee writes about the Selway Wilderness, ghost forests, and her mysterious grandmother. Pam Uschuk discusses Southwestern wild lands, refugee crossings, and healing from cancer. Petra Kuppers, a disabled Michigan settler, moves with insects and mushrooms.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Land,_Outline_Language,_Survival-_Women_Eco-Writers.pdf
Supplemental Document 1: Reading_Copy_AWP_2020_small.pdf



Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and a professor of English, women's studies, theatre, and art and design at the University of Michigan. She also teaches on the low residency MFA in interdisciplinary arts at Goddard College.

Pam Uschuk’s six books include Blood Flower, translated into 12 languages. Her prizes include the American Book Award, Best of the Web, and Dorothy Daniels Writing Award from the National League of American PEN Women. She’s finishing Of Thunderlight and Moon: An Odyssey Through Ovarian Cancer. Refugee is due out from Red Hen.

Margaret Noodin is a poet and associate professor at the University of Wisconsin‹Milwaukee. She is the author of Bawaajimo, a book on native literature and Weweni, a collection of bilingual poems in Ojibwe and English. Her poems and essays have been anthologized in numerous journals and collections.

DJ Lee is Regents Professor of English at Washington State University, where she has won teaching awards for her experimental courses. She has published dozens of nonfiction essays and authored seven books on topics such as environmental history, British poetry, and travel literature.

Ann Fisher-Wirth's sixth book is The Bones of Winter Birds. Her fifth book, Mississippi, is a poetry/photography collaboration with Maude Schuyler Clay. Coeditor of The Ecopoetry Anthology, fellow of the Black Earth Institute, Ann teaches English and directs environmental studies at the U of MS.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center