On Returning: Diasporic Chronologies, Appendices, and the Present Political
Announcing Moving Walls 25: Another Way HomeVoices
The Open Society Documentary Photography Project and Moving Walls 25 fellows Family Reunions Project x Tierra Narrative present an evening of poetry readings and discussion featuring authors Dalia Elhassan, Asiya Wadud, and Javier Zamora. The conversation will be moderated by poet/curator/artist Óscar Moisés Díaz.
All the poets in this conversation have a connection to a country with Temporary Protected Status (TPS): El Salvador, Somalia, and Sudan.
Drawing from Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work and Susan Sontag’s idea of the writer as someone who is paying attention, the conversation will engage 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.
Javier Zamora is a poet and author whose work explores how immigration and the civil war in El Salvador have impacted his life and family.
Asiya Wadud is a poet, author and educator teaching poetry at Saint Ann’s School.
Dalia Elhassan is a Sudanese-American poet and writer who lives in NYC by way of Miami.
Óscar Moisés Díaz
Óscar Moisés Díaz is a New York based artist, curator and writer.
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