Otherness/Self/Migration in 21st Century Poetic Practice

What is it to be international in spirit? Or a poet-citizen of a single country? We live in constant interconnectedness with people, images, news and environmental changes from across the globe. So what is the real geolocation of a poetry and poetics of place and self? Three poets from different parts of the American continent will address this question: Jennifer K Dick from Iowa, USA, residing in Mulhouse, France—a border town with Germany and Switzerland—Lisa Pasold from Montréal, Canada, residing currently in Paris, France, and Diana Shortez born in Austin, TX and residing in New Orleans. In this panel, they will address how their own work, and that of the poets they are reading, is not of or about place but which inherently in its explorative narratives and practices interrogates place/self and otherness. This position demands linguistic strangeness, from single words, sound / lyric elements to entire passages in languages that are not English, even when creating for an American audience. How do we write out of unrootedness?

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