An Evening of Poetry with UNM Chican@ Studies "Borderlands Poetics" Student Writers: Poets Across Borders.
This is a poetry reading featuring the UNM CCS Borderlandistas 2018 writers. Hosted by Borderlands Instructor, Jessica Helen Lopez (City of ABQ Poet Laureate, Emeritus), the evening will be showcase the original poetry of student writers exploring the fluidity of cultural and geographical borderlands. This is a celebration of intersectional identities and poetic craft. Students will be presenting their chapbook as published by Swimming with Elephants Publications, Resistancia, which can be ordered from Bookworks online below or puchased at the event.
About the book:
The University of New Mexico Chicano and Chicana Studies Department Borderlands Poetics course is a writing workshop focused on Chican@ poetics and other literary works. It is intended for individual students to read and analyze Chican@ poetry and poetics (explications), as well as write and work within the classroom environment and community at large. Together we explore the “in-between” identities and stories of border dwellers both past and present. We imbibe the revolutionary and vibrant languages of the Pochas/os, Spanglish slingers, two-spirited voices, code-switchers, and Mestiza/s and Chicana/os. Bilingual is incorporated within the course as well as materials that promote cross-disciplinary studies and an intersection of cultures. Course taught every spring semester by Jessica Helen Lopez, City of Albuquerque Poet Laureate, Emeritus. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.