Sunday, May 16 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Empire Writes Back

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This reading and craft talk features three writers who blur genre conventions. George Abraham, Sam Cha, and Krysten Hill blend and expand the limits of lyric essays, prose poems, visual narratives, and multilingual writing to address issues that orbit race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and nationality. Each will read from their latest work and discuss how their respective identities inform their choices to surpass and defy expectations of genre. Moderated by Carissa Halston.

Link to recording: https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/share/0PuDWJwrO9HPBMJJe0f9229-g8M26jX7_kWjjSlN-xNZ7uq_aY1vYfXkB6qhEcJQ.K7pyRIXFU31eTO06

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Sam Cha

Sam Cha was born in Korea. He has an MFA from UMass Boston. He is the author of The Yellow Book (Pank, 2020) and the chapbook American Carnage (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2018). Other work has appeared in apt, Assay, Best New Poets, and Boston Review. He lives with his family in... Read More →
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Krysten Hill

Krysten Hill is the author of How Her Spirit Got Out (Aforementioned Productions, 2016), which received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. Her work has been featured in The Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day Series, POETRY, Up the Staircase Quarterly, PANK, Winter Tangerine... Read More →
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Carissa Halston

Fiction writer
Carissa Halston is an award-winning fiction writer and omnireader. She's a doctoral candidate studying Critical Race Feminism and surveillance studies. She's androgynous, Syrian, Mvskoke, and queer.
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George Abraham

George Abraham (they/he) is a Palestinian American poet from Jacksonville, FL. They are the author of the poetry collection Birthright (Button Poetry, 2020) and the chapbooks The Specimen's Apology and al youm. He is currently a bioengineering Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University... Read More →

Sunday May 16, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT