What is Creative Writing for?

This talk was originally presented at the Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on February 6, 2021. The very first teacher of color I ever had was in my MFA program. Her name was Bhanu Kapil and she was British Punjabi. She was also the first and only teacher who ever tore up my short story, putContinue reading “What is Creative Writing for?”


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Hi, I’m Amanda. I’m the author of Marilyn (The OS, 2015), winner of the 2017 Best Book Award in Creative Writing: Poetry from the Association for Asian American Studies.

Currently, I am is a Poetry Fellow at Black Earth Institute and a PhD student studying orphan rhetorics, poetry, and composition at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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