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Friday, March 27 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Resonances & Repetitions: Poetic Reverie and Space

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This panel will explore literary practices that revolve around changing sensory capacities and spatial resonances, and consider both the written text and literary practice as a materiality that concretely affects and changes the body and atmosphere. Inspired by Gaston Bachelard's canonical texts, the panel brings together five female writers who work within, around, and between different physical and emotional spaces and who question what it means to articulate via language the specific resonances and repetitions of a space, the unique architectures of the body, and the associated memories and narratives of a place. From meditations on distance, memory, devastation, and the body, to looking at how text operates like scent—as porous, pouring from one body into another, confirming our existence as shared bodies, the panel will delve into the relationship between flesh, sense, and landscape in the writing practice.

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Janice Lee

Assistant Professor, Portland State University
Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She writes about the filmic long take, slowness... Read More →


Amanda Ackerman

Amanda Ackerman is the author of the chapbooks The Seasons Cemented (Hex Presse), I Fell in Love with a Monster Truck (Insert Press Parrot #8), and Short Stones (Dancing Girl Press).   She has co-authored Sin is to Celebration (House Press), the Gauss PDF UNFO Burns... Read More →

Sueyuen Juliet Lee

A Pew Fellow in the Arts for Literature, Sueyeun Juliette Lee's third book, Solar Maximum, will be out from Futurepoem in 2015. She was in residence in Norway and will be headed to Iceland as part of her ongoing video/text/object project LIGHT DISTANCE WAVE. A long meditation... Read More →

Shoshana Seidman

Shoshana Seidman received her BA in Writing/Literature from UCSD. She has taught elementary school in LAUSD via Teach for America, tried out law school, waited tables at an iconic LA restaurant, and now works in graphic design. Plus: always writing. Life is full of magical realism... Read More →
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Laura Vena

President and Founder, Blockhead Brigade
Laura Vena is a writer, artist, curator and translator whose work has appeared in Super Arrow, Tarpaulin Sky, In Posse Review, The Dirty Fabulous, Antennae and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Critical Studies from CalArts and is interested in works of... Read More →

Friday March 27, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT

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