on returning: diasporic chronologies, appendices, and the present-political

A night of readings from poets/authors; Dalia Elhassan, Asiya Wadud, and Javier Zamora, followed by a conversation moderated by poet/curator/artist Óscar Moisés Diaz.

Drawing from Edwidge Danticat’s “Creating Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work” and Susan Sontag’s idea of the writer as someone who is paying attention, the conversation engages with how these poets are working through temporality in their work, the idea of the appendix in relation to their practices, how returnings and retracings impact diasporic writing, and the poetic response to the present-political.