Event Type

This panel will consist of BIPOC writers discussing the politics and poetics of agenre, mixed genre, cross-genre, and hybrid work, as well as the use of lyricism and antipoetry as a means of challenging typical poetic genres. The panelists will discuss how their individual works incorporate theory, song, visual art, plot, erasure and typography, and multiple voices and narrators as a means to break away from—and also break down—the idea of Western and/or “formal” poetic genre constructs. Additionally, we will also discuss the possibilities that occur when working with and against tropes and traditions, so that our conversation will speak to the speculative, comedic, tragic, romantic, mundane, and mysterious aspects that arise when one asks the question: What is poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and where is the line between them?

Starting Date/Time
Street University