Poetry as Method: A Roundtable and Reading

Tuesday, April 02, 2024 - 4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

Hamilton Smith Hall

<h1><span style="font-size: 12px;">Poetry as Method: A Roundtable and Reading</span></h1><div><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Tuesday, April 2, 2024</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>4:10 PM - 5:30 PM</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Ham Smith 205</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;">How can poetry (re)imagine terms of intimacy we’ve inherited, and undo structures that enforce our negation? How can poetry be playful, sensual, and ethical, and help us to think, to feel, and to make sense of ‘freedom’? This roundtable and poetry reading brings together three award-winning poets and scholars who will read selections of their published poetry and discuss how they engage with poetry and the creative writing of other women of color in their personal, scholarly, and political work.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;">Dr. Danai Mupotsa is a feminist teacher, researcher, and Senior Lecturer in African Literature at Wits University. A former Atlantic Fellow of Racial Equity, she is the author of the book of poetry feeling and ugly (imphepo press, and the Portuguese translation feeling e feio), a GLQ special issue co-editor, and many articles on girlhoods, intimacy, and feminist ethics and practice.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;">Dr. Athambile Masola is Lecturer in Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town who researches black women's writing as intellectual biography. Her book of isiXhosa poetry, Ilifa, was published by Uhlanga Press. She is coauthor of A Stranger at Home, a critical edition of Noni Jabavu’s newspaper columns, and the children’s book series Imbokodo: Women Who Shape Us.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;">Diannely Antigua, MFA (New York University), is the Nossrat Yassini Poet in Residence at UNH and current Portsmouth Poet Laureate. Her debut poetry collection Ugly Music (YesYes Books) won the Pamet River Prize and a Whiting Award. Her second collection, Good Monster, is forthcoming with Copper Canyon Press in 2024. She hosts the Bread &amp; Poetry Podcast and has won many fellowships for her writing.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12px;">Sponsored by the UNH Women’s and Gender Studies’ Mellon Foundation Affirming Multivocal Humanities Grant.</span></div>&nbsp;
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