About this Event
Feb 1, 4pm PST
Sponsored by the Creativity, Theory, Politics Research Cluster and ASE Commons
Zoom registration: https://tinyurl.com/45ep5a7z
Please join us for an online poetry reading and conversation between Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Natalie Diaz and Jackie Wang.
Natalie Diaz is a poet and a MacArthur Fellow, who is also an associate professor of English at Arizona State University. She grew up on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. At ASU she launched the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands. Her first collection of poems When My Brother Was an Aztec won the American Book Award in 2012. Her second collection, Postcolonial Love Poem, won the Pulitzer in 2021 and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Forward Prize in Poetry.
Jackie Wang is an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e) Press, 2018) and co-author, with the University of Michigan’s Precarity Lab, of Technoprecarious (Goldsmith Press, 2020), a book that examines how digital technologies exacerbate gendered and racialized forms of social precarity. In addition to her scholarship, she is a poet whose collection, The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us From the Void (Nightboat, 2021), was a finalist for a National Book Award.
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