MFA Student Readings Spring 2016
Taeyin, Luid Lopez-Maldonado, and Tania Sarfraz [Feb 3] the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy
Luis Lopez-Maldonado marries poetry, theatre, and dance to create fresh and provocative art dealing with race, displacement, gender, sex, feminism, terrorism, externalism, and masculinity and everything in-between.
Tania Sarfraz writes short prose that meanders, finds its way. Or stays lost, it’s all the same. She grew up in Lahore, Pakistan.
Zack Anderson, Chris Muravez, and Sarah Snider [March 2] Geddes Hall Coffee House
Zack Anderson’s poems drizzle investigations of masculinity, pop culture, and embodied being with a syrupy glaze of dark snark and paralytic pessimism.
Chris Muravez heretically writes about War and Apocalypse with the audacity of fire and brimstone.
Sarah Snider’s work explores various types of fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and personal essay, at times blending all styles together
Kelsey Castaneda, Thomson Guster, and Bailey Pittenger [March 16] 207 DeBartolo
Kelsey Castaneda’s current poetry project is a feminist yawp that experiments with erasure and translation of Classical authors like Ovid and Vergil.
Thomson Guster just echoes stuff he’s heard and apes stuff he’s seen, but you won't be able to tell—not with the encryption he’s used.
Bailey Pittenger’s current prose project is a blend of ingredients from translation, Audubon field guides, and miscommunications.