For this reading, four poets whose work considers family, fragmentation, home, culture, and identity come together to share their work. The event will occupy 60 minutes of time and includes a comprehensive introduction and short biographical introductions for each poet before they read. The four poets include three Ph.D. students in USM’s Center for Writers: Katherine Gaffney, Jennifer Polson Peterson, Emily M. Goldsmith, and one MA student: Anna Bagoly. The theme of this reading centers on family, and the poems collectively explore immigration, perspective, ritual, trauma, isolation, language, reforging identity, hybridity, the divine, and vulnerability. 

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