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Friday, June 16 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Poet as Witness

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Writ Large Press presents five poets who will read their work and discuss their roles as documentarians and witnesses. Rachel Kaminer and Rocío Carlos share their collaborative project, Attendance, attending to their daily lives and the nature that surrounds them. F. Douglas Brown shares from Zero to Three and his new book Frederick Douglass. Ashaki M. Jackson's shares work from her book Surveillance, an examination of videos of police killing civilians and the public's consumption of these videos, and Jen Hofer discusses how documentary poetry impacts her work as writer, translator, and educator.

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F. Douglas Brown

F. Douglas Brown of Los Angeles is author of Zero to Three (University of Georgia 2014), the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize recipient. He also co-authored with poet Geffrey Davis, Begotten (Upper Rubber Boot Books 2016). He is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow. He is co-founder... Read More →
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Rocío Carlos

Rocío Carlos was born and raised in the South/East areas of Los Angeles. Rocío has been reading her work all over L.A. since 1993. In 2003 she was chosen as a recipient of PEN USA’s Emerging Voices/Rosenthal fellowship. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MFA program at... Read More →
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Judeth Oden Choi

Writ Large Press
Judeth Oden Choi is a PhD student at the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon. She brings her experience in theatre and community arts to HCI, focusing on social justice activism on Twitter, games and VR, and embodied design methods. She has 20 years of teachin... Read More →
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Chiwan Choi

Writ Large Press
Chiwan Choi is the author of 3 collections of poetry, The Flood (Tía Chucha Press, 2010), Abductions (Writ Large Press, 2012), and The Yellow House (CCM, 2017). His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Entropy, Spiral Orb and the anthologies Coiled Serpent, ATTN, an... Read More →
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Jen Hofer

Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her recent and forthcoming books are available from... Read More →
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Rachel McLeod Kaminer

Rachel McLeod Kaminer grew up in the Blue Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains near the French Broad River. She lives and works in the Los Ángeles River Basin. Her book of poetry As in the dark, descend was published this year with Writ Large Press; she’s currently collaborating... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
McGregor: Room F/G/H