SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2015 @ MIAMI BOOK FAIR @ 12 NOON
INTERSECTIONAL POETICS: MULTIPLE IDENTITIES, ONE READERSHIP with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Achy Obejas, Guggenheim and NEA fellow Rigoberto González, Julie R. Enszer, Raymond Luczak and hosted by Lawrence Schimel, founder of A Midsummer Night’s Press, the preeminent publisher of LGBT poetry in the United States. Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 @ 12:00 noon.
Whether mapping the rocky terrain of being gay in the deaf world or deaf in the gay world; exploring the convergences and divergences of sexuality and religion; looking at the lesbian experience through the lens of race or blackness through lesbian identity; or exploring the borderlands between nation and sexuality, all of these writers prove that an intersectional poetics, rather than fracturing their audiences into smaller and smaller groups, create new modes of universality. Hyphenated identities once thought as marginal and “not quite American” now appeal to broad communities of readers. Poets with intersectional identities, as these voices prove, redefine and help us to re-imagine what it means to be human, queerly.
Sunday, November 22nd 2015 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Location: Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor) RQ @ MBF2015. 401 NE 2nd Avenue. Miami, FL 33132. Cost: Entry to fair. RSVP here.