Identity and Definition
Woman Made Gallery Poetry Reading Series
These poems give form and voice to that which defines or identifies any thing or person. They are poems that explore all aspects of identity and defining traits, from first, second or third person perspectives, including persona poems, and poems in the form of dictionary definition, wikipedia entry, diagnosis, and more. The featured authors and "pop-up poets" address A) what it means to be a certain race, class, gender, religion, work, political affiliation, age, or even diagnosis; B) how it is to be marginalized, disabled, adopted, bullied, victim or criminal, and so on; and C) the experience of being defined from the outside.
Featured poets include: Hannah Kucharzak, Carrie McGath, Erikka Mikkalo, Sheila Packa and Keli Stewart. Pop-up poets -- here, writers who present a single poem of their own -- include Melissa Castro, Emeleeta Paintsil, Beverly Reed-Scott, Claire Alicia Smith, and Jessica Walsh. The event is presented by Nina Corwin, with assistance from Angela Narciso Torres.
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- published on e-poets.net August 2016