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“Consequences of Silence” featuring Camille Dungy, Simon Armitage, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Samiya Bashir, Alison Granucci. 

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

As poets, we love language—and fight with it. Language (in the mouth, on the page) is one way humans can experience and express the world: not only words on a page, but a bodily feeling as one speaks and hears poetry. These are ways language creates meaning, and helps us define ourselves and belong. The illusion of belonging is when language fails us: draws us in, but holds us at a distance. True belonging is when language connects us across time, languages, cultures, and emotional divides.

*Must be registered for AWP to attend

Venue

Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232
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