February 21, 2003 | Border Zones Symposium II (311 New North)
Juliana Spahr, Mark McMorris, Rod Smith, Harryette Mullen, Rodrigo Toscano. Introduced and moderated by Symposium Director Mark McMorris.
There are borders within the United States--between languages, races, neighborhoods, categories in the census. Religions. A culture unsettled, impure, double-crossed, bastardized--"another bastard in a world of bastards" (W.C. Williams)--by flows in and out of bordered spaces--people with their memories and speech--that fit in, that do not fit in. The complex situation of border zones--how to talk about poetry from such spaces, or poetry as such spaces made legible?