Panel Discussion: The Word, The Body, The Page

Rooms 440-442, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4
Thursday, March 9, 2023
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


What is an artist’s book in the hands of a poet? This panel brings together writers whose practice extends from bookwork through performance and installation. In their work, each brings the body of both reader and writer into view by dispersing their writing across multiple mediums. The artist-authors will present their interdisciplinary writing and book art practices, which range from films, to works of interactive public art, to artists' books.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_Event_Outline.docx



Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is The Book (MIT Press, 2018). Previous books include Pomegranate Eater; Handiwork; and the collaborations ABRA, As We Know, and Between Page & Screen. She is associate director of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program at the University of Washington Bothell.

Shin Yu Pai is the author of many books including Virga (Empty Bowl, 2021), ENSO (Entre Rios, 2020), and AUX ARCS (La Alameda, 2013). She has taught at Vermont College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University, and was a Peter Taylor Fellow at Kenyon College.

Serena Chopra (assistant professor, Seattle University) is a writer, dancer, filmmaker, soundscape designer, and visual and performance artist. She has a PhD in creative writing from the University of Denver, and she is a Fulbright Scholar, Kundiman Fellow, and MacDowell Fellow. She has two books and two films.

Elisheba Johnson is a curator, poet, public artist, and consultant that lives in Seattle, Washington. She currently co-manages Wa Na Wari, a Black art center in Seattle’s Central Area that uses the arts to build community and resist displacement.


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