Safiya Sinclair and Bettina Judd: "On Black Feminist Poetics"
Location: 201 (Hagstrum Room), University Hall (Map it)
This event will feature poetry readings by two acclaimed contemporary poets, Safiya Sinclair and Bettina Judd, who will read from their debut collections. This reading will be followed by a conversation on the topics of Black feminist poetics, scientific racism, and the archive (themes which both authors treat at length).
Safiya Sinclair is the author of Cannibal (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, and a Whiting Writers’ Award. She is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Bettina Judd is the author of Patient (Black Lawrence Press, 2014), which won the Black Lawrence Press Hudson Book Prize. A Cave Canem Fellow, she is Assistant Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington.
Presented by the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium and the Black Poetics Collective.
This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities; the Center for the Writing Arts; the Department of African American Studies, the Black Graduate Student Association; the Department of Performance Studies; and the Program in Critical Theory.