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Wednesday, October 10 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Life on the Line: Editors as Activists

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Panelists unpack their work of activism conducted as editors of journals or anthologies with particular political messages. Melissa Tuckey's Ghost-Fishing: An Eco-Poetry Anthology is known as the first anthology to ever focus wholly on poetry with an eco-justice stance. Nate Marshall is another poetic pioneer with The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop as it is the first poetry collection ever dedicated to and for the Hip-Hop generation. Arjun Singh Sethi's American Hate: Survivors Speak Out brings together true stories of individuals negatively impacted by the Trump administration such as Arab-Americans and undocumented workers. And, Paula Whyman is editor of the volunteer-run literary magazine Scoundrel Time aimed at “keeping scoundrels at bay.”    

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Nate Marshall

Nate Marshall is from the South Side of Chicago. He is the author of Wild Hundreds and an editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Wild Hundreds has been honored with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s award for Poetry Bo... Read More →
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Arjun Singh Sethi

Arjun Singh Sethi is a community activist, civil rights lawyer, writer, and law professor based in Washington, DC. He works closely with Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Sikh communities and advocates for racial justice, equity, and social change at the local and national levels. His... Read More →
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Melissa Tuckey

Melissa Tuckey lives, writes, and gardens in Ithaca, New York.  She’s author of Tenuous Chapel, a book of poems selected by Charles Simic for the ABZ Press First Book Prize (2013) and editor of Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (University of Georgia Press 2018). Rope... Read More →
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Paula Whyman

Paula Whyman is the author of the linked story collection You May See a Stranger (TriQuarterly/Northwestern University Press), which won the 2017 Towson Prize for Literature. Paula was selected for the first-ever Poets & Writers Magazine “5 Over 50” list. Her work has also appeared... Read More →