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Sunday, May 6 • 10:15am - 11:15am
On Our Own Terms: Underrepresented Voices in Poetry LIMITED

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Poetic language can empower and lend authority to voices that are otherwise often marginalized. The LGBTQ community, encompassing the wide spectrum of gender and sexual "other," is one representation of this, and our experiences with class, ethnicity, employment, and socio-politics often combine in creating our sense of "otherness." For those of us whose experience of life is different from the mainstream, all of those things are inextricably tied.

Four LGBTQ poets (Dominique Cyprès, Pilar Quintana, James St. Vincent, Nate Vaccaro) will read from our work and discuss how we use poetic forms to define, realize and express our unique life experiences, creating a voice not only for ourselves as individuals, but for our community.

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Pilar Quintana

poet, artist, musician, actor, Grey Court Poets
Pilar Quintana is a queer and genderqueer poet, currently working on a book of poems dealing with the roles that family, religion, and society play in our acceptance of gender and sexual identities. A member of the Grey Court Poets, Pilar's poems can be found in their anthology Songs... Read More →

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Dominique Cyprès

Dominique Cyprès lives in the Merrimack Valley and has authored two collections of poetry, Dead Monochrome Doggerel and Dogs From Your Childhood & Other Unrealities.
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Nate Vaccaro

Nate Vaccaro is a non-binary queer poet currently studying at the University of Rhode Island.
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James St. Vincent

James St. Vincent is a poet with a profound love for the 18th and 19th century. He has tried to model his own scripture work after his own experiences and his literary hero's like Hawthorne and Emerson. He studies the historic wonders of Massachusetts and the literary homes residing... Read More →

Sunday May 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Hawthorne Hotel, Library Room