Poems on Family, the Fragmented Self, and Place

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. 


April 23, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT