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Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs Workshop

Jan Zwicky Moul Falls photo by George Sipos
Jan Zwicky Moul Falls photo by George Sipos
Jan Zwicky Moul Falls photo by George Sipos

Writing Across Languages.

Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs

We are constantly told that to write in one language, you are betraying your other languages, but that is not so. In this workshop we challenge this notion.  Join us if you are ready to write meaningful poetry in at least two languages, or to interject expressions into your poems, that are not in English.  This would particularly strengthen writers of Spanish or English who want to translanguage and use all their languages in their written work.

Dr. Gutiérrez y Muhs is a poet and professor in Modern Languages and Women and Gender Studies at Seattle University.  She has served as former Director for various programs and been honored with two Chairs. She is a polylingual poet, critic, cultural worker. Gabriella is the author/editor of twelve books of poetry, criticism and culture, and multiple articles, encyclopedia entries, opinion pieces. She received her MA and PhD from Stanford University. She is first editor of Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, single editor of various other books on Chicana criticism, (University of Arizona Press, Lexington Books).  She also authored the published and forthcoming poetry collections: Kneading Words: Amasando palabras: Intersectionality, Gooddesss and Beyond and How Many Indians Can We Be? (Flowersong Press) She is the author of A Most Improbable Life, The Runaway Poems, (Finishing Line Press)  and The Plastic Book.

In Xochitl, In Cuícatl, a  bilingual poetry anthology of Chicanx/Latinx poetry is forthcoming this year in Madrid, Spain, including more than 50 poets, and another multigenre Latinx women’s anthology Indomitable/Indomables  is also forthcoming this year with San Diego State University Press. Her second volume of Presumed Incompetent: Race, Class, Power and Resistance of Women in Academia, for which she is known for having contributed in changing the climate in academia came out from Colorado University Press, in 2020.

This workshop will conduced Saturday, October 7, 2023.