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Saturday, October 13 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Found Poetry

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Margaret Yocom and J. Michael Martinez’s poetry transforms historical texts to produce new works of poetry and investigation. In KIN S FUR, Yocom uses erasure-- the act of erasing words and letters from source material-- to transform the Brothers Grimm story “All Kinds of Fur” into a new and dangerous tale. Poet Katharine Young says, “these poems are haunted by what Yocom makes invisible by her erasures; what she makes visible has different bones.” J. Michael Martinez’s third collection of poetry Museum of the Americas won the 2017 National Poetry Series Competition. In it, he uses theory, poetry, creative nonfiction, and his own family lineage to explore the imperial appropriation and Mexican American cultural identity. Sponsored by So to Speak and the Office of Student Media

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J. Michael Martinez

Selected for the National Poetry Series in 2017 and a recipient of the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, J. Michael Martinez is the author of three collections of poetry. He is the Poetry Editor of NOEMI Press and his writings have been anthologized in Ahsahta... Read More →
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Margaret Yocom

 Margaret Yocom grew up in the Pennsylvania German farmland listening to her grandparents’ stories. Her poetry has appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal, The Beltway Poetry Journal, the anthology The Folklore Muse: Poetry, Fiction, and Other Reflections by Folklorists, and elsewhere... Read More →



Saturday October 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Merten Hall, Room 1204 4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030