Author Archives: Erica Mena

About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a boricua, genderqueer, latinx poet, translator, and book artist.

Readings in Boston on Monday

Hi All! Just thought you might be interested to know about these readings, both unfortunately at the same time on Monday in Boston: Monday, April 3, 6 pm Daniel Borzutsky, Aracelis Girmay and Ishion Hutchinson Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library. … Continue reading

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Panel: Black Style, Black Language

The Living Archive: African American Poetry PANEL 2: BLACK STYLE,BLACK LANGUAGE Monday, April 3, 2017, 6—8 pm An exploration of the styles and impulses found within the body of both written and spoken Black poetry. Moderated by Robert Bellinger. NICOLE TEREZ … Continue reading

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Discovery Projects!

Aziza Barnes Truong Tran Sofia Samatar Clint Smith Sandra Lim Pamela Lu Calle 13 Christopher “Loma” Soto Nate Marshall Simone White Hoa Ngyuen Bettina Judd Ronaldo Wilson    

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Providence Action Opportunity

A change in the city council’s meeting schedule means that the council will NOT be voting on the CSA on their December 1st meeting as they had planned. However, the community organizations sponsoring the Act have asked for community support … Continue reading

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Class Notes 11/17

The Fourth Wave by Erika T. Wurth “Identity, nature vs. modernity, authenticity, reservation vs. non-reservation culture, sovereignty/land issues, racism/internalized racism, cultural/tradition recovery, history, and language are core issues.” (2) Audience Who gets to codify the culture; white poets “translating” and … Continue reading

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Class Notes 11/15

Who is “I” & who is Laloo? parasitical relationship? What is real & fake? real blood, fake blood p. 6 I am writing this in a fluorescent kitchen, I mean foyer. 25 This Is A Real Body p. 27 “The day … Continue reading

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Class Notes Nov 1

Thinking its Presence Preface Main argument: “All writing is situated in both aesthetic and social realms.” p. xxii “I am not arguing for reading biographically in a simplistic manner, but, rather, for taking into account all the factors and contexts—literary and … Continue reading

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