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Focusing on the expressive diversity of the English language in transition, poets will showcase and converse on the world of dynamic "Englishing" and its polyphonic futurity. This event is a prequel to QueensEnglish.mp3 at Queens Museum in December 2017.

Join us for a lively conversation with poets and performers Lee Ann Brown, Paolo Javier, Vincent Katz, Kyoo Lee, Tracie Morris, James Sherry, Scott Thurston, Edwin Torres.

For this discussion we will be thinking through and guided by the following quotes: 

American is understood” 
—a sign in a London shop window, cited in David Crystal, “American English in Europe,” 1975

Tell me the story/ Of all these things./ Beginning wherever you wish, tell even us” 
—Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Dictee, 1982, “us” as in the U.S. today, for instance.  

Co-sponsored by mp3: Poetry, Philosophy, Performativity Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

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