epistolary poems

Reading

Aimee Nezhukumatathil reads poems from At the Drive-In Volcano (2007), Lucky Fish (2011), and her forthcoming collection Oceanic (2018).

Reading

Aimee Nezhukumatathil delivers an interactive talk on epistolary poems. She leads the audience in a writing exercise and discusses epistolary works by Lucille Clifton, Brian Doyle, and Carolyn Forché.

Reading

Summer resident Angel Dominguez reads poems rooted in ancestors and community as they protest colonialism, fascism, and gentrification. Dominguez first reads from across their published works: Black Lavender Milk (2015), RoseSunWater (2021), and Desgraciado (the collected letters) (2022). They close the reading with recent poems, including one written the night before the reading and others from a manuscript in progress titled Don't Tell My Mother If They Kill Me.

Reading

As part of the Terrain.org 25th Anniversary reading, Julie Swarstad Johnson reads poems that consider the night sky, astronomy, and place. She primarily reads from a sequence of epistolary poems titled "Night Letters," and she opens with one poem from Pennsylvania Furnace (2019). This reading was originally given alongside Derek Sheffield and Allison Adelle Hedge Coke.

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