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Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies pres.

Michelle Penãloza Poetry Reading

Michelle Penãloza

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Free and open to the first 200 participants to login at this link: https://bluejeans.com/199159640 Meeting ID 199 159 640

On Monday, March 30, 2020, in commemoration of March as Women’s History Month and the University of Michigan’s observance of Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, author Michelle Peñaloza will discuss and read from her new book of poems, Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, Winner of the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk National Poetry Prize. The 10:30AM-11:30AM EDT poetry reading and discussion is in conjunction with the Women’s Studies/American Culture/Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies 363 course entitled “Asian/Pacific Islander American Women”. It will be hosted online, using Blue Jeans, the University of Michigan Video Meeting app and website. You do not need the app to join the meeting (although the connection may be more stable with the app.

Michelle Peñaloza is the author of Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, winner of the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk National Poetry Prize (Inlandia Books, 2019). She is also the author of two chapbooks, landscape/heartbreak (Two Sylvias, 2015), and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes (Organic Weapon Arts, 2015). The recipient of fellowships and awards from the University of Oregon, Kundiman, Hugo House and The Key West Literary Seminar, Michelle has also received support from Lemon Tree House, Caldera, 4Culture, Literary Arts, VONA/Voices, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, among others. The proud daughter of Filipino immigrants, Michelle was born in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Nashville, Tenessee. She now lives in rural Northern California. www.michellepenaloza.com

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Arts at Michigan (Course Connections Grant), Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Department of Women’s Studies, Filipino American Students Association (FASA), & United Asian American Organizations (UAAO)
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