Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Helena Boberg & Danielle Pafunda


Location: Zoom conversation

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here.


Helena Boberg (b. 1974) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Her books include Repuls (Repulsion, 2011), Sinnesvåld (Sense Violence, 2013) and Konsten at med hvissa metodiska rörelser hemkalla en hädangången til lifvet (The art of recalling a deceased person to lif with certayne methodical movements, 2020). She is a translator of poetry. A sometime member of the Surrealist Group of Stockholm, Boberg draws on psychoanalytic, surreal, and feminist discourses in her poetry. She also participates in the feminist-literary project Shaerat, which over the past ten years have involved writers from Sweden, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain and Algeria among others, in workshops to facilitate translating and networking among female poets. Sense Violence was published by Black Ocean in 2020.

Danielle Pafunda is the author of the poetry collections Spite (The Operating System), Beshrew (Dusie Press), The Dead Girls Speak in Unison (Bloof Books), Natural History Rape Museum (Bloof Books), Manhater (Dusie Press), Iatrogenic (Noemi Press), My Zorba (Bloof Books), and Pretty Young Thing (Soft Skull Press). She's published two chapbooks: Cram (Essay Press) and When You Left Me in the Rutted Terrain of Our Love at the Border, Which I Could Not Cross, Remaining a Citizen of This Corrupt Land (Birds of Lace). Her autoficition The Book of Scab (Ricochet Editions) was chosen for Richochet Editions' Troubling the I competition. Her work has appeared in three editions of Best American Poetry, BAX: Best American Experimental Writing, the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, and a number of anthologies and journals. She has taught at the University of California San Diego and the University of Maine, and currently teaches at Rochester Institute of Technology.