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Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Electricity & The Service Panel with Bojan Louis

Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Heritage, University Club (view map)
Generative Workshop, Lecture, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Experimental, Poetry
Tags: Electricity, Working Class, Trades, Form, Verse

About the Session

This session will explore the basics of an electrical circuit as the foundation for creating tercets and other stanzas comprised of multiples of three. Participants will compose a poem using the methodology and building codes for a residential service panel. The group will examine poems that speak to, or are written by, poets with working class backgrounds in skilled trades and factory work. 

Meet the Presenter(s)

Photograph of Bojan Louis
Bojan Louis (Diné) is the author of the poetry collection Currents (BkMk Press 2017), which received a 2018 American Book Award, and the nonfiction chapbook Troubleshooting Silence in Arizona (The Guillotine Series 2012). He is an assistant professor in the Creative Writing and American Indian Studies programs at the University of Arizona.