Apr 6, 2010

Where you can find me at AWP Denver

Dear friends, I'll be on the following panel at this year's AWP. I'm afraid that I won't be attending AWP in 2011, so catch me if you can and say hi.

Friday, April 9 / 3:00
Immigrant Poetry: Aesthetics of Displacement.
(Gene Tanta, Jenny Boully, Johannes Goransson, Ramona Uritescu-Lombard, Andrei Guruianu, Uche Nduka) We will discuss the relations between formal innovation and biographical politics. More specifically, immigrant American poets such as Waldrop, Simic, and Dinh challenge the meaning of innovation through their word choices, visible racial markers, or audible accent. Do poets still want to surprise? What does making it new mean to immigrant poets? How do the industrial, technological, and informational revolutions influence the citizen's ethical responsibility and the poet's aesthetic power?

2 comments:

a.c.b. said...

did anyone take notes by any chance? is there a summary or anything? because this sounds really interesting. writing poetry across languages / culture is such an interesting topic.

Jenny Boully said...

I'm not sure if there are notes, but sometimes the organizer of the panels collects the papers for a bigger project such as an anthology. I'm not sure about this one, however.