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Online Poetry Reading and Discussion with torrin a. greathouse

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Syracuse University’s Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach (OIPO) at the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) with “Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature” will host critically acclaimed poet, torrin a. greathouse for an online reading. Please note: Some of the poems include explicit or graphic imagery. There will be an opportunity for discussion with and questions from participants. This event is free and open to the public. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, live captioning, and image descriptions will be provided. Requests for other accommodations can be made (by 3/18/2021) when registering.

torrin a. greathouse is a transgender, cripple-punk, MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota. Her work is published in POETRY, New England Review, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, and Best New Poets 2020. torrin recently received the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship; they have also received fellowships from the Effing Foundation, Zoeglossia, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. torrin was a special mention for the 2020 Pushcart Prize; they are the youngest winner of the Poetry Foundation’s J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize. torrin is the author of two chapbooks, Therǝ is a Case That I’m (Damaged Goods Press, 2017) and boy/girl/ghost (TAR Chapbook Series, 2018). Their debut collection, Wound from the Mouth of a Wound, winner of the Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry, was published in 2020 by Milkweed Editions.



March 25
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm