Organized by Amber Rose Johnson and Davy Knittle and co-sponsored by the Poetry and Poetics Working Group, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania. Presented in the first floor exhibition Speech/Acts.
Saretta Morgan received a BA in writing from Columbia University and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Her critical and creative work have appeared in Tripwire, The Volta, Mutating Cities and The Guardian among others. She has designed interactive, text-based experiences for The Whitney Museum of American Art, Dia Beacon, Tenri Cultural Institute, and as a 2016-2017 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspaceresident. Her chapbooks, Room for a Counter Interior (2017) and Feeling Upon Arrival (2018) are forthcoming from Portable Press @ Yo Yo Labs and Ugly Duckling Presse, respectively.
Camae Ayewa is a graphic designer, photographer, collage artist, and musician performing as Moor Mother. She has performed at numerous festivals, colleges and universities, and has produced soundscapes for live theatre as well as book soundtracks. Ayewa is co-founder of Rockers! Philly, a recurring music festival focused on marginalized artists, and frontwoman of punk band The Mighty Paradocs. As a workshop facilitator she works with youth-centered programs, non-profits and shelters. She is the author of the forthcoming book of poetry Fetish Bones.