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Friday, April 29 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Bone by Bone: Rewriting the Body

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What is part of the body and what isn't? How do we contend with loss, growth, love, harm—both inside and outside the body? Why not say “bodymind” instead of separating the two? What’s behind that separation? This panel insists on connections between the body and history, the body and mythology, the body and language. Think "corporation," think "student body." Think of the particular gendered and racialized bodies facing institutional violence every day. The writers on this panel are doing urgent work that wrestles with representing, expanding the body. We are interested in what is private vs. public, the strangeness of “having” a body at all, and how poetry can investigate these borders, this strangeness. Drawing on our own work and work by Bhanu Kapil, Frank Bidart, Joan Brady, Louise Glück, among others, we invite festival participants to join us in a conversation on how to rewrite, re-embody the body.

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Chen Chen

Chen Chen is finishing his MFA in poetry at Syracuse University, where he is a University Fellow and a Poetry Editor of Salt Hill. New work is forthcoming in Poetry, The Massachusetts Review, Best American Poetry 2015, among others. Recent honors include being named a finalist in Narrative's 30 Below Contest and winning second place in the Joy Harjo Poetry Prizes, from Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. He has also received scholarships and... Read More →

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Sophia Holtz

Sophia Holtz is a writer, performer, and sometimes-illustrator. She has featured in bars, colleges, and the occasional basement throughout the United States, and was a member of the 2015 Boston Poetry Slam team. Her work has appeared in RHINO, decomP, H_NGM_N, and other journals. She received her BA from Hampshire College, and is a MFA candidate at NYU.

Friday April 29, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Old Town Hall 2nd Fl 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970

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