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Poet Angela Trudell Vasquez to Visit Viroqua


Angela will read from her new book, In Light, Always Light (Finishing Line Press, 2020), followed by an open mic on Friday, March 13. Bring 5 minutes of writing to share.

The Poetry as a Visual Art Form workshop on Saturday, March 14, will explore how white space, caesuras, the em dash, and elliptical poetry is used effectively by other poets, including C. D. Wright, Simon Ortiz, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Adrienne Rich, Jean Valentine, Claudia Rankine, Joan Naviyuk Kane, and Layli Long Soldier. Please bring one poem on any subject to edit during our time together.

Angela Trudell Vasquez received her MFA in creative writing with a concentration in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was a Ruth Lilly fellow as a Drake University undergraduate. Her work has been published in the Taos Journal of Poetry, Yellow Medicine Review, Raven Chronicles, Return to the Gathering Place of the Waters, and Cloudthroat, and appears on the Poetry Foundation’s website. She has new work forthcoming in RED INK: International Journal of Indigenous Literature, Arts & Humanities.

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