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|Friday, March 6, 2020|
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 214A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
F231. CANCELLED: Voice Is Dead: Or, How to Get to the Future of Poetry. (Sarah Vap, Danielle Pafunda, Katie Jean Shinkle, Bojan Louis, Cindy Arrieu-King) In poet as compulsive confessor, poem's vessel, magician conjuring illusory speakers, or paradoxical ally to human-decentering tech—voice flickers, flares, persists. Climate change and drone warfare whisper over us, a wall to divide continents clangs, drug-resistant germs sweep the globe in subsonic secrecy. What's the value of a warning cry? Is voice now gratuitous, hilarious, irresponsible, a mirage, or essential to the maintenance of a human record, saving grace, or literal last gasp.
Sarah Vap is the author of five collections of poetry and poetics. Her most recent book, Viability, was published by Penguin in 2016.
Danielle Pafunda is author of nine books including Beshrew, The Book of Scab,The Dead Girls Speak in Unison, and Spite (forthcoming). She has taught at the University of California San Diego, University of Maine Orono, and is assistant professor of English at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Katie Jean Shinkle is the author of three books of prose: Ruination; The Arson People; and Our Prayers After the Fire. She is an assistant professor of English at Sam Houston State University.
Bojan Louis is the author of the nonfiction chapbook Troubleshooting Silence in Arizona. His first collection of poetry is Currents. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Arizona.
Twitter Username: BojanLouis
Cynthia Arrieu-King is an associate professor of creative writing at Stockton University and a former Kundiman Fellow. Her books of poetry include People are Tiny in Paintings of China, Manifest, and Futureless Languages. She edited the Asian Anglophone edition of dusie.
Twitter Username: cindyking11