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|Friday, March 6, 2020|
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Room 210A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
F126. Remixing the Narrative Poem. (Jason McCall, Faisal Mohyuddin, Kwoya Fagin Maples, Heather Wyatt, Pablo Miguel Martínez) The narrative poem is often associated with Western epics, which leads to the form being associated with the white male narratives at the core of the Western canon. The lack of space given to minority narrative poets mirrors the lack of space the literary community gives to minority narratives. This is a disservice to both the form and to the poetry community. This panel of minority poets will discuss their approaches to the narrative tradition and how they alter that tradition in their works. Download event outline and supplemental documents.
Jason McCall holds an MFA from the University of Miami. His poetry collections include Two-Face God; Silver; and Dear Hero. He is coeditor of It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop, and he teaches at the University of North Alabama.
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Faisal Mohyuddin is the author of The Displaced Children of Displaced Children, winner of the 2017 Sexton Prize in Poetry, and the chapbook The Riddle of Longing. He teaches English at Highland Park High School in Illinois and serves as an educator adviser to the global not-for-profit Narrative 4.
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Kwoya Fagin Maples is a poet and creative writing instructor at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow. Her book Mend is a collection of historical persona poetry and was finalist for the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry.
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