S175. Writing the Difficult with Fabulist Elements

Room 302, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am

 

When myth and magic coexist with domestic concerns in literature, the ordinary is amplified. As within magical realism, incorporating fabulist elements allows a focus in which painful subjects can be eyed from a comfortable distance. Our panel will explore critical ideas about domestic fabulism in women’s writing; concentrating on poems that address common, yet difficult, events through mysticism and highlighting the safe narrative spaces this genre offers, especially to marginalized stories.


Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Outline_AWP_Panel_Writing_the_Difficult_with_Fabulist_Elements.docx

Participants

Moderator:

Catherine Moore is the author of Wetlands and Ulla! Ulla! and coeditor of Fiolet & Wing. Her poetry appears in Southampton Review, Mid-American Review, and others. A Walker Percy and Hambidge fellow, she won the Southeast Review’s Gearheart Poetry Prize, and has been awarded a Nashville MetroArts grant.

paulA neves is the author of the poetry chapbook capricornucopia (the dream of the goats) and the coauthor of the poetry/photography chapbook Shirts & Skins. She is also a visual artist whose work has appeared in various GlassBook Project collections and other exhibits.

Nandini Dhar is a bilingual poet who writes in English and her native language, Bangla. She is the author of three books, one in English, and two in Bangla: Historians of Redundant Moments, Jitakshara, and Ma-Rupak Khelchhi Na.

Melinda Palacio is the author of the novel, Ocotillo Dreams, the poetry collections Folsom Lockdow, How Fire Is a Story, Waiting, and Bird Forgiveness. She writes a column for La Bloga and teaches workshops on fiction and poetry.

Erin Elizabeth Smith is the creative director at the Sundress Academy for the Arts and author of two full-length collections. Her poems have appeared in Mid-American Review, 32 Poems, Zone 3, and more. She teaches at the University of Tennessee and serves as the managing editor of Sundress Publications.

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March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center

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