Thursday, September 26, 2019

Who Stole the Planet?: Colonization, Capital, and Enslavement

Dr. Priscilla Ybarra, University of North Texas

Abstract: Capital and colonization dominate hierarchies of power and compel widespread destruction up to today, but they do not do so uncontested. Chicana/x writings, over a long period of time that dates to the overlapping temporalities of Mexican American, mestiza/x, and indigenous eras, make this contestation visible.


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Tilling the Wings: Poems from Tractors and Sandhill Cranes

Abraham Smith, Poet

Abstract: Abraham Smith is the author of five poetry collections--Destruction of Man (Third Man Books, 2018); Ashagalomancy (Action Books, 2015); Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer (Action Books, 2014); Hank (Action Books, 2010); and Whim Man Mammon (Action Books, 2007)--and one coauthored fiction collection, Tuskaloosa Kills (Spork Press, 2018). In 2015, he released Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press), a co-edited anthology of contemporary rural American poetry and related essays. His creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. He lives in Ogden, Utah, where he is Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University.