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Dreams & Diaspora: Exploring Speculative Poetics with Bryan Thao Worra
Oct 27, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm$95
Speculative poetry embraces elements of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, sharing roots in the Odyssey, the Ramayana, Beowulf, and more. In addition to these, we will examine speculative works by poets of the Southeast Asian diaspora(s) examining the Vietnam War, the Killing Fields of Cambodia, and the Secret War for Laos as case studies in storytelling, mythmaking, and collective mourning. Together, we will navigate an approach to reconciling memory, healing, and the search for a future.
Bryan Thao Worra is the Lao Minnesotan Poet Laureate and President of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Register by October 24!
- Oct 27, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Event Category:
- One-Day Workshop
I Remember the First Time I Sat Down and Ordered My Feelings: The List Poem with R. Zamora LinmarkNov 1, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm $95
In this hybrid lecture-workshop, students will examine how poets from different times & places use the list as a historical, cultural & lyrical document.