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Unseating “The Chair”: Sandy Florian and OUR AUTHOR’s Subject Position

In her essay “Am I Latina? Or Am I Just Angry?” Colombian-Puerto Rican poet Sandy Florian asks important questions about readerly expectations of writers of color and how they write about their identities: What happens, though, when someone who claims to … Continue reading

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The Skin of Experimental Poetry & Bodies of Resistance

“Experimental poetry” often foregrounds form as its core site of play. In emphasizing this skin of poetry as merely language or surface, a number of white poets and white-centered institutions of poetry have escaped discourses of the body and racial … Continue reading

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