The Lushness of Printpresents the ekphrastic partnership between poet Samiya Bashir and printer Daniela del Mar. In a world saturated by digital media, The Lushness of Printrevisits the beauty of the printed word.
Still Here: Writing Against Gentrification, Displacement and Erasure
Samiya Bashir, Jess Row, Mitchell S. Jackson, Sterling HolyWhiteMountain, Jen Fitzgerald
March, 28, 2019 // 1:30pm - 2:45pm on Thursday March 28, 2019 // Portland Ballroom 251, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Consequences of Silence, Sponsored by Blue Flower Arts
Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Thursday, March 28, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Participants: Simon Armitage, Samiya Bashir, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Camille Dungy,
As poets, we love language—and fight with it. Language (in the mouth, on the page) is one way humans can experience and express the world: not only words on a page, but a bodily feeling as one speaks and hears poetry. These are ways language creates meaning, and helps us define ourselves, and belong. The illusion of belonging is when language fails us; draws us in, but holds us at a distance. True belonging is when language connects us across time, languages, cultures, and emotional divides.
If you're at #AWP19, join me for VONA’s Literary Arts Portland Reading on March 29, at 7pm. Celebrate VONA's 20th Birthday with me + David Mura, Dickson Lam, Faith Adiele, Beth Bich Minh Nguyen,, Aya de Leon, Samiya Bashir, Alan Pelaez, Reyna Grande JP Juliet P. Howard, and Elmaz Abinader.
Poem-a-Day is the original and only series sharing previously unpublished poems by poets daily. Reaching more than 500,000 readers each morning on Poets.org and via email, social media, and syndication, Poem-a-Day is one of the largest platforms for a poet to share new work. Subscribe to the free email version of the series here. Read the full announcement here.
Come join Samiya Bashir for a week of poetic discovery! Applications accepted until April 16th!
The Writing Workshops offer poets and writers at all levels a full immersion experience, designed to deepen your understanding of story and language. Faculty is composed of authors with both long publishing records and extensive teaching experience, eager to help you begin, continue or complete your books, poems, stories and essays.
RESTORATIVE POETICS: WRITING TO AND THROUGH OUR HUMANITY
WEEK 8: JULY 28 TO AUGUST 2
Come join Samiya Bashir for a week of poetic discovery!
Three award winning writers, poet Samiya Bashir, journalist and author Alia Malek, and fiction writer Susan Muaddi Darraj will perform short excerpts of their work. After the performance, they will join Dr. Mejdulene Shomali for a moderated conversation on writing, gender, race, and religion in the U.S..
Samiya Bashir, “| The Swarm | Restorative Poetics: Writing Humanity”
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2019 - 6:00PM
Bashir’s most recent book of poetry, “Field Theories,” won the 2018 Oregon Book Award for poetry, and two earlier collections, “Gospel” and “Where the Apple Falls,” were finalists for the Lambda Literary Award. She is a founding organizer of Fire & Ink, an advocacy organization and writers’ festival for LGBT writers of African descent. Bashir is associate professor of creative writing at Reed College in Portland, Ore.
About the Creative Writers Series
Six creative writers and scholars will speak at WSU Vancouver on six Wednesday nights between Jan. 16 and April 10. The speakers represent a variety of literary genres and fields, from poetry to creative nonfiction and publishing. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Some authors will have books available for purchase.
Free and open to the public.
Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110
Join Samiya Bashir, Solmaz Sharif, and Erica Dawson to write poetry by the sea this winter! These weekend workshops combine the rugged beauty of the Oregon Coast with a weekend immersed in all things literary. The program consists of morning workshops with no more than six writers per class, one-on-one meetings with faculty, afternoon craft discussions, and/or generative exercises. Evenings are reserved for conversations by the fire and coastal revelry.
A gathering of three performances with keyon gaskin and friends. NASHA is an attempt at being less lonely when travelling, named after the artist’s little sister. It centres on and values black sociality, and resists creating something “new” through stipulation, giving context through experience.
Come see The Mouths of Others, MHCC Reading Series, with poet Samiya Bashir on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Visual Arts Theatre.
Samiya Bashir is the winner of a 2018 Oregon Book Award for her poetry collection, Field Theories. She has penned the poems Gospel and Where the Apple Falls, which was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in Poetry. She is also the author of the chapbooks Wearing Shorts on the First Day of Spring, American Visa, and Teasing Crow. Bashir currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches creative writing at Reed College.
Portland Review and The Accomplices (Entropy, Civil Coping Mechanisms, and Writ Large Press) join Lit Crawl Portland to co-host Unchartable: An Evening of Environmental Unknowns. It is the nature of the human mind to seek, to touch, to understand and occupy vast unknowable terrains, but which of our daily environments resist comprehension? Our readers will present unknowable psychological landscapes, confounding emotional habitats, the shapeless environs of both speculation and perception, those territories where mind and body, physical and psychological, human and nonhuman, meet and cohabitate without reconciliation.
Our readers for the evening are Samiya Bashir, M. Allen Cunningham, Anne-Marie Kinney, and Janice Lee.
Like love: first you pick up; then you lay down; then discard; then discard; then discard. That’s love. Right? (Samiya Bashir)
Join Words@Manoa for
An Evening with Poet Samiya Bashir
The reading will be followed by a booksigning. Books, provided by the UH Manoa Bookstore, will be available for purchase.
Food will be provided by Da Spot.
There's no need to pre-register for this event.
This series features seven contemporary poets, critics, and artists who each render, albeit in differing forms and across a diversity of experiences, the unit of the sentence for powerfully sentient effects. Whether through poetic argument, the fictive line, or the scholarly imagination, each of these authors explore questions of race, gender, sexuality, nature, and nation in their respective practices and forms.
The Oregon Book Awards honor the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Oregon Literary Fellowships provide financial support to Oregon’s emerging and established writers and publishers.
On Friday, April 6th the Whitenoise Project is thrilled to be able to host Michelle Peñaloza as our first visiting reader as well as the illimitable Samiya Bashir and Stacey Tran for a special reading to celebrate Stacey's newly released Soap for the Dogs!
2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair
Tampa Convention Center
& Marriott Tampa Waterside
March 7–10, 2018
READING QUEER: POETRY IN A TIME OF CHAOS, edited by Neil de la Flor and Maureen Seaton, is a collection of the most subversive, gritty, moving, and courageous writing to come out of the U.S. queer community in recent political times. “When we started to solicit material for the anthology in 2015,” says Seaton & de la Flor, “we didn’t expect to compile a survival manual. Overnight, the work of these fifty poets became even more crucial. It became sacred.” READING QUEER: POETRY IN A TIME OF CHAOS brings the LGBTQI community together in the spirit and solidarity of poetry at its finest and fiercest. “It is our gift to all conscious citizens. With love.” (Seaton & de la Flor)
Readers include: Bryan Borland, Cathleen Chambless,
Ching-In Chen, Gregg Shapiro, Jan Becker, Jericho Brown, J.P. Howard, Ruben Quesada, Sam Sax, Samiya Bashir, Shane Allison, Valerie Wetlaufer, and more!
Please join us for the first event of the Spring 2018 Hallie Ford and Teppola Literary Series, a poetry reading by Samiya Bashir. The reading will take place on Monday, February 12th at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room (2nd floor of Hatfield Library) and is free and open to the public.
Join us for a poetry reading featuring Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir. Saturday, December 9 at 7 PM.
Poetry of the natural world, the unknown universe; of love and the undoing of love; of identity and history. In Escape Velocity, Bonnie Arningtells the love story of a marriage and of loving oneself. Samiya Bashirexplores quantum mechanics, race, and love in Field Theories. And Nicole Sealey’s debut collection, Ordinary Beast, ranges from the philosophical to emotional as she examines the natural world, race, sexuality, and more. With moderator Natalie Garyet of Tavern Books.
Reading from Field Theories with Elise Paschen @ Powell's. There will be poems and a respite from rain! I'll be costumed as a poem.
Samiya Bashir visits the University of Texas at San Antonio's Reading Series for a weekend with students, faculty, and the San Antonio community. Don't miss her reading new work from Field Theories and more!
"Ekphrasis and the Black Female Gaze"
At a time when nonfiction readers and editors are passionately invested in the politics of the black body, the ephemeral ambiguities of black interiority can get lost in the clamor of debate. But at the same time that a black body absorbs violence, she may be using Antonioni, Bearden, Mendieta and Weems to make sense of her politics, or to catalyze her grief. Are we embracing the full complexity of the black experience when we focus primarily on the black body as an object in the social sphere without consideration of the dreamscape? What might the black girl at the museum have to say about our disasters? In this panel, Aisha Sabatini Sloan will moderate a conversation between Samiya Bashir and Tisa Bryant about the ways that they engage in ekphrasis with a fluid approach to genre classification, radical use of performance and unorthodox analysis of art and race.
Samiya Bashir Reads for Opening of FRAME BY FRAME at Callicoon Fine Arts.
Samiya Bashir's reading will kick off this group exhibition comprised of works by six artists: Etel Adnan, Cy Gavin, Kahlil Irving, Silvia Kolbowski, Jumana Manna, and Ulrike Müller.
SAVE THE DATE!
Join Samiya Bashir, Natasha Marin, Geneve Chao, and Wendy Chin-Tanner for a reading of their work, followed by moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A on the subject of literary activism, social justice, intersectionality, feminism, and allyship
De-Canon presents: A Living Canon Talk
featuring Samiya Bashir & Neil Aitken, moderated by Zahir Janmohamed
doors 6 pm, start 6:30, suggested donation $5
Join us for a literary conversation and readings by local poets Samiya Bashir (FIELD THEORIES, Nightboat Books, 2017), and Neil Aitken (BABBAGE'S DREAM, Sundress Press, 2017). They will be talking about their new collections, out in 2017, and other things poetic and de-canon related. Conversation moderated by Zahir Janmohamed, journalist and co-founder of The Racist Sandwich Podcast. De-Canon is a "visibility project" that showcases writers of color and works by writers and artists of color: www.de-canon.com