TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice

featuring talks & readings by:
Sarah Schulman
TC Tolbert
D’Lo

Thursday, April 5 at 7 PM
in Room 9206,
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

What are the new poetics and the new manifestos? What do authors actually do when they write, and what can be learned from their investigations? This series of talks, titled in honor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and curated by Tim Trace Peterson, explores the relationship between queer writing/artmaking process, pedagogy, and the manifesto.

Sarah Schulman is the author of 16 books, most recently THE GENTRIFICATION OF THE MIND: Witness to a Lost Imagination (U of Cal Press) and the forthcoming ISRAEL/PALESTINE AND THE QUEER INTERNATIONAL, due in the Fall from Duke University Press. She is co-director of the ACT UP Oral History Project, an archive that revitalized interest in the history of AIDS activism and created a cultural context for its representation. She is a Distinguished Profess of the Humanities at CUNY, College of Staten Island.

TC Tolbert is a genderqueer, feminist poet and teacher committed to social justice. Co-editor of the forthcoming Anthology of Trans and Genderqueer Poetry, TC is also the author of a chapbook, territories of folding, published by Kore Press and his book, Gephyromania, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press. He is the Assistant Director of Casa Libre en la Solana and founder of Made for Flight. www.tctolbert.com

D’Lo is a queer Tamil Sri L.A.nkan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian and music producer. D’Lo’s work has been published in various anthologies and academic journals, most recently: Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asia America and Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic (co-edited by Sharon Bridgforth). D’Lo is also the creator of the “Coming Out, Coming Home” writing workshop series which have taken place with South Asian and/or Immigrant Queer Organizations nationally (LA, NY and SF).



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