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Healing Democracy: Poetic Language and Restoring Black Humanity
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Chanda Feldman, explores how contemporary poems by Black American poets speak to anti-Black violence and engage with experiences of violence in ways that transform degradation into restoration. What the poems restore is Black peoples’ humanity in the face of historically denied equal treatment.

Oct 26, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Chanda Feldman
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Chanda Feldman is the author of Approaching the Fields (LSU Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Cincinnati Review, Ecotone, New South, Prairie Schooner, the Southern Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Feldman has received awards and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Cave Canem Foundation, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown summer workshops/Walker Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center/John Pavlis Fund. She also was a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University. Feldman has taught creative writing at Cornell University and Stanford University. She has worked as an editor in academic and literary publishing and is currently a manuscript reader for the Virginia Quarterly Review.