Thursday, August 20th
Join Made in Michigan Writers Series authors Petra Kuppers and Margaret Noodin as they read selections of their newest books of poetry and talk about the process of building these collections. There will be time for Q&A after the discussion. Moderated by Marie Sweetman, Acquisitions Editor at Wayne State University Press.
Petra Kuppers, author of Gut Botany, is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and a professor of English and women’s studies at the University of Michigan. She is author of the poetry collection PearlStitch, the queer/crip speculative story collection Ice Bar, and multiple academic books. She lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she co-creates Turtle Disco, a community arts space.
Margaret Noodin, author of What the Chickadee Knows, is professor of English and American Indian studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where she also serves as the director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education. She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature and Weweni (Wayne State University Press, 2015), a collection of bilingual poems in Anishinaabemowin and English.