2019-2020 Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series - Kara van de Graaf and Mahtem Shiferraw
Kara van de Graaf and Mahtem Shiferraw
Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series
Kara van de Graaf is the author of "Spitting Image," winner of the Crab Orchard First Book Prize in Poetry. She is co-founder and editor of Lightbox Poetry, an online educational resource for poetry in the classroom (lightboxpoetry.com) and serves as assistant professor of creative writing at Utah Valley University. Mahtem Shiferraw is a writer and visual artist from Ethiopia and Eritrea. Her work has been published in her chapbook, "Behind Walls & Glass," and two full length books: "Fuchsia," which won the Sillerman Prize for African Poets from the University of Nebraska Press and "Your Body Is War," new this year. She is the executive director of college initiatives at Otis College in Los Angeles. The speakers were introduced by Natasha Sajé, Professor of English and curator of the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series. This lecture was held and filmed on November 7, 2019 at the Kim T. Adamson Alumni House, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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