Incandescent with Feminine Rage: A Reading
Saturday, March 11, 2023
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm
From the erosion of Roe v. Wade to the gunning down of children to the cultural indictment of Black Lives Matter, there is no end of fuel for the fire of feminine anger, which still rages on. Whether we’re grieving mothers or activists seeking to decenter the cis/het white hegemony, we find ourselves overcome with a fury so profound, it threatens to consume us. What do we do with its sheer power? We channel it into poems that want to burn it all down in order to rebuild a society fit for us all.
Sonia Greenfield is the author of five books of poetry: All Possible Histories (RIYT, 2022), Helen of Troy Is High AF (Harbor Editions, 2022), Letdown (White Pine), American Parable (Autumn House) and Boy with a Halo at the Farmer's Market (Codhill). She teaches at Normandale College in Minneapolis.
Abby E. Murray (MFA & PhD) is the editor of Collateral, a literary journal concerned with the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. Her first book of poetry, Hail and Farewell, examines the conflict between civilian and military life from a feminist perspective.
Kendra DeColo is the author of three poetry collections, I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, My Dinner with Ron Jeremy, and Thieves in the Afterlife, and coauthor of the chapbook Low Budget Movie. Recipient of a 2019 NEA poetry fellowship, she teaches at Hugo House.
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, a finalist for the GA Poetry Prize, and her debut book, Mother Body, was published by Saturnalia Books.
Rachel McKibbens is the author of three full-length books of poetry, blud, Into the Dark & Emptying Field, and Pink Elephant, as well as the chapbook Mammoth. She is a two-time New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow and founder of the Pink Door Writing Retreat.