Friends, Bitches, Countrymen: Contemporary Feminist Poetics

In this reading and performance, five poets define, discuss, question, subvert and celebrate their varied feminist poetics. The event will be moderated by Sarah Vap, a student in USC Dornsife’s Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature program, and followed by a discussion facilitated by Professor of English Susan McCabe.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Venue: The Ray Stark Family Theatre
  • Cost: Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Monday, March 3, at 9 a.m. To RSVP, click here.General Public: To RSVP, click here.

What are the relationships between feminism, poetry and power? In a reading and performance, five American poets will define, discuss, question, subvert, celebrate and explode their varied feminist poetics.

Arielle Greenberg is co-author of Home/Birth: A Poemic and co-editor ofGurlesque: The New Grrly, Grotesque, Burlesque PoeticsDawn Lundy Martin won the Cave Canem Prize for A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of GatheringDanielle Pafunda’s The Dead Girls Speak in Unison was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Carmen Giménez Smith, the author of a memoir and four poetry collections, is an American Book Award winner as well as editor of the journalPuerto del Sol and publisher at Noemi Press. Stacey Waite is the author of Love Poem to Androgyny and Butch Geography.

The reading and performance will be moderated by Sarah Vap, a PhD student in literature and creative writing at USC, and followed by a discussion facilitated by USC English professor Susan McCabe.

Organized by Sarah Vap (Literature and Creative Writing) and Susan McCabe (English). Co-sponsored by the Women’s Student Assembly.

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