R186. Taking Up Space: Fat Poets Enlarge the Canon
Thursday, March 5, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm
Claudia Cortese's first book, Wasp Queen, won the Devil's Kitchen Award in Emerging Poetry from Southern Illinois University. Cortese was awarded an OUTstanding faculty ally of the year certificate from Montclair State's LGBTQ+ Center. She is an associate editor at Tupelo Quarterly.
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.
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.
Eduardo C. Corral is the author of the forthcoming Guillotine. He teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.