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VENUE CHANGE: Living Writers – Khary Polk
October 25, 2018 @ 5:20 pm - 6:55 pm | Peace United Church
Khary Polk is an Assistant Professor of Black Studies & Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies at Amherst College. He attended Oberlin College as an undergraduate, where he majored in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and received his Ph.D. in American Studies from New York University. Polk has written for the Studio Museum of Harlem, The Journal of Negro History, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Gawker, the journal Biography, and has contributed essays to a number of queer of color anthologies, including Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity Objectification, and the Desire to Conform, If We Have To Take Tomorrow, Corpus, and Think Again. His forthcoming book, We Don’t Need Another Hero: Race, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, will be published by University of North Carolina Press in Fall 2019.
Living Writers Series Fall 2018: Sentence & Sentience: Forms
This series features seven contemporary poets, critics, and artists who each render, albeit in differing forms and across a diversity of experiences, the unit of the sentence for powerfully sentient effects. Whether through poetic argument, the fictive line, or the scholarly imagination, each of these authors explore questions of race, gender, sexuality, nature, and nation in their respective practices and forms.
*Note: All Readings, except for the Morton Marcus Reading, featuring Gary Snyder, will take place from 5:20-6:55 in the Humanities Lecture Hall on the dates listed below. The Gary Snyder Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading will be held in the Music Recital Hall on November 15th from 6-8:00 PM.
All events are free and open to the public.