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Pride Keynote: Alan Pelaez Lopez

Join the Pride Center for our Pride Month keynote lecture and Q&A with poet and activist Alan Pelaez Lopez. More information coming soon!

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Alan Pelaez Lopez is a coastal AfroZapotec poet, installation and adornment artist from Oaxaca, México. Much of their writing honors the messiness of grief, love, social movements and reconciliation. They are the author of Intergalactic Travels: poems from a fugitive alien (The Operating System, 2020), a finalist for the 2020 International Latino Book Award, and to love and mourn in the age of displacement (Nomadic Press, 2020). They believe to have left the present long ago and continuously travel between ancestral memories and futures otherwise. Pelaez Lopez’s poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and “Best of the Net,” and selected to appear in Best New Poets 2019 and Best American Experimental Writing 2020. Pelaez Lopez’s work is published in Poetry magazine, Catapult, the Georgia Review, Puerto Del Sol, Everyday Feminism & elsewhere. They have received fellowships and/or residencies from Submittable, the Museum of the African Diaspora, VONA/Voices, and University of California-Berkeley. They live in Oakland, CA & the internet as @MigrantScribble.

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Tuesday, June 29 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Diversity & Inclusion

Department
Pride Center
Contact Name

Bonnie Johnson

Contact Email

pridecenter@utk.edu

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