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Thursday, March 26 • 8:00pm - 9:15pm
mØnġreL PôeTiKs

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We speak as a mongrel horde, from the eye of a dog of uncertain parentage. Our texts are half-breeds, mutant—cross-breeding languages and media, breaking colonizing vocabularies and signs upon themselves. In our poems and performances, we splice text-genes, graft image-skins under the cipher of the hybrid, the sign of the cur. The results are transmuted bodies that are our double—stuttering, obscenely baroque, blind. Lacunae and aporia, indwell. The text-body without borders, without discernable organs that bleeds into visual media and performance art. The failed body of the migrating text that refuses to stop in its perambulations and involutions. The text that eats itself with cannibal intelligence. Poetry as a language prosthesis indicating not absence but excess. The sublime radiance of that.

Moderators
avatar for Lara Glenum

Lara Glenum

AssociateProfessor, LSU
LARA GLENUM is the author of four books of poetry: Pop Corpse, Maximum Gaga, and The Hounds of No (all from Action Books), and All Hopped Up On Fleshy Dumdums (Spork Press). With Arielle Greenberg she is also the co-editor of Gurlesque: the new grrly, burlesque, grotesque poetics and the forthcoming digital second edition, Electric Gurlesque. She's currently at work on a text-based transmedia project, I M YR FAVRIT SOBJECT: Rehearsals for Extinct... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bhanu Kapil

Bhanu Kapil

Bhanu Kapil lives in Colorado where she teaches writing at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, as well as Goddard College’s low-residency MFA. She is the author of a number of full-length works of poetry/prose, including The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press, 2001), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon Works, 2006), humanimal [a project for... Read More →
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Eunsong Kim

Eunsong Kim is a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego. Kim actively works with local and national youth arts organizations Urban Gateways and Young Audiences of San Diego, to develop critically based art programs. Kim’s poetry and writing on contemporary culture have appeared or are forthcoming in: LIT, The New Inquiry, AAWW’s The Margins, Model View Culture, Minnesota Review, Iowa Review, Seattle Review, The Denver... Read More →
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Lucas de Lima

PhD student, University of Pennsylvania
Lucas de Lima is the author of two chapbooks and the full-length Wet Land (Action Books), named one of the best poetry books of 2014 by Dennis Cooper, Entropy, Coldfront, The Volta, and Philadelphia Review of Books. As a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Penn, he works on indigenous cosmopolitics and Latin American literature.
JT

Jennifer Tamayo

Jennifer BARRRRFFFF Tamayo is a New York-based performer, writer, and activist. JT is the author of three collections of art and writing, including her latest book YOU DA ONE (Coconut Books). Her work has most recently appeared in Poetry, Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing (Counterpath), and is forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2014 (Omnidawn). JT lives in Brooklyn and since 2010 has served as the... Read More →


Thursday March 26, 2015 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Mod Theater

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