The first panel on disability poetics at the Italian American Studies Association Conference

Session 5: “Disability Poetics and the Voicing of Italian America: A Critical Framing and Poetry”

Reading with Adam Giannelli and Denise Leto”

Room: SCE 613

Chair: Roseanne Giannini Quinn, De Anza College

• Adam Giannelli, University of Utah

• Denise Leto, Independent Scholar

Respondent: Roseanne Giannini Quinn, De Anza College

 

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The 51st Annual IASA Conference

October 18 to October 20, 2018

University of Illinois, Chicago

 

The Conflicts of Immigration Past and Present:

The Position[ing] of Italian and the Diaspora

 

In Collaboration with the University of Illinois, Chicago; the Istituto Italiano

di Cultura, Chicago; and the Consolato Generale d’Italia, Chicago

 

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Lines: The Republic of Exit 43, Jennifer Scappettone

Meanwhile, ‘U Urpacchiello Meets O Mangiavvat’ in Levittown

[Orfeu, Urdiz]

“…Litter’s bad, kinder; pick it and freak

The monster in the garden.

Gagged at the hearing for safety’s sake

A primal scene: Espera Oscar DeCorti

Yoking a canoe through it, past plastics, past the cars.”

Hineni–an online Magazine of protest and resistance

Edited by Jennifer Bartlett and Jim Stewart, I am happy to have some photographs in the journal and there is so much wonderful work by a group of amazing artists/activists. Check it out!

http://hinenimagazine.com

Hineni

“Briefing for a Conversation in Parts” a poem of mine in Typo 25 the online journal. An amazing issue.

Check out the wonderful new issue of the journal Typo 25, edited by Jennifer Bartlett. She curated a beautiful array.

http://www.typomag.com/issue25/

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JENNIFER BARTLETT

SUSANNE ANTONETTA
ANDREA BAKER
SHEILA BLACK
JASON BRADFORD
RUDOLFO CARRILLO
KELLY DAVIO
MEG DAY
JESSICA MELLLI-HAND
STEPHANIE HEIT
CAMISHA JONES
ADAM KING
DENISE LETO
RAYMOND LUCZAK
OLIVIA MAMMONE
ANDRINIKI MATTIS
CAMERON MORSE
DANIELLE PAFUNDA
CHRISTINE ROBBINS
HAL SIROWITZ
JACQUELINE VALENCIA
KATHI WOLFE

Pulse survivor, Patience Carter, writes moving poem about living through mass shooting

Pulse Survivor Poem

click on the link to hear the poet, Patience Carter, read her poem…

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“The guilt of feeling grateful to be alive is heavy.
Wanting to smile about surviving but not sure if the people around you are ready.
As the world mourns, the victims killed and viciously slain, I feel guilty about screaming about my legs in pain.
Because I could feel nothing like the other 49 who weren’t so lucky to feel this pain of mine.
I never thought in a million years that this could happen.
I never thought in a million years that my eyes could witness something so tragic.
Looking at the souls leaving the bodies of individuals, looking at the killer’s machine gun through out my right peripheral.
Looking at the blood and debris covered on everyone’s faces. Looking at the gunman’s feet under the stall as he paces.
The guilt of feeling lucky to be alive is heavy.
It’s like the weight of the ocean’s walls crushing uncontrolled by levies.
It’s like being drug through the grass with a shattered leg and thrown on the back of a Chevy.
It’s like being rushed to the hospital and told you’re gonna make it when you laid beside individuals whose lives were brutally taken.
The guilt of being alive is heavy.”