F256. Troubling Objects and Bodies: Experimental Women Writers Redefine the Archive

Room 102B, Washington Convention Center, Level One
Friday, February 10, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Our cross-genre panel looks at the archive, the library, and the collection through the work of five women writers and asks how we can rethink the way we write about history in this fraught moment where we are deeply aware of the ways it has been constructed. A diverse group of women panelists—poets and fiction and nonfiction writers from all over the country—will discuss how they redefine archival work, integrating new approaches involving digital images, photographs, and found text.



Nicole Cooley grew up in New Orleans and is the author of four books of poems, a novel, and a chapbook. She is the director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College-CUNY.

Amaranth Borsuk is a poet working across media platforms. Her most recent book is Pomegranate Eater. Previous books include Handiwork; and the collaborations ABRA, As We Know, and Between Page & Screen. She teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics Program at the University of Washington, Bothell.

Tisa Bryant is the author of Unexplained Presence, a collection of original fiction-essays on black presences in film, literature, and visual arts. Her writing lives where genre, form, archival research, memory, race, and subjectivity intersect. She teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.

Tracie Morris holds an MFA in poetry from Hunter College, and a PhD in performance studies from NYU. Her most recent book is handholding: 5 kinds. She is coeditor of Best American Experimental Writing. Morris is coordinator of the MFA in Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center