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Living Writers: Soham Patel
May 12 @ 5:20 pm - 6:55 pm | Virtual Event
LIVING WRITERS UCSC, SPRING 2022 presents: CELEBRANT: SOUND ACTIONS
CELEBRANT: SOUND ACTIONS showcases interdisciplinary writers who deeply engage in various sonic forms, whether the libretto and the operatic, sound and visual art, acoustic music and songwriting, or embodied meditations to explore the possibilities in being attentive to sound, as action and celebrant through writing. This hybrid series features an array of writers and artists who work across several modes (text, multi-media, meditation, and performance) exploring what happens between sound and/as verbal language, rendering its effects and configurations through poetry, prose, and sound inspired and activated interdisciplinary writing practices.
Soham Patel, daughter of immigrants to the U.S. by way of Uganda, India, and the United Kingdom, Patel was born in Lincoln, England and raised in rural North Dakota. She is the author of the poetry collections to afar from afar (The Accomplices), ever really hear it (Subito, [winner of the 2017 Subito Prize, chosen by Mathias Svalina]), the forthcoming all one in the end—water (Delete, 2022), and the chapbooks and nevermind the storm, New Weather Drafts (Portable Press @Yo-Yo Labs), and in airplane and other poems (oxeye press). She is an editor at The Georgia Review and Fence.
Sponsored by The Puknat Literary Endowment, The Porter Hitchcock Poetry Fund, The Laurie Sain Endowment, The Humanities Institute, and Bookshop Santa Cruz.