[-empyre-] Machine Dreams: Introducing Keith Wilson and Sun Yung Shin!
Margaret J Rhee
mrhee at uoregon.edu
Fri May 26 05:47:44 AEST 2017
Continuing Mark and Saba's generative comments and reading of the Zine,
and cyborg/robot poetics, I'm so pleased to introduced Keith Wilson and
Sun Yung Shin to our conversation.
This week, we will be introducing different contributors to the Machine
Dreams Zine throughout the days.
In particular, Keith Wilson and Sun Yung Shin are both incredible poets
and writers transgressing robot poetics by way of intersections with
Keith's work on Black history, resistance, and visuality, and Sun Yung's
work on Haraway, Adoptee issues, and Korean Diaspora.
Their contributions can be found on page 62 and 65, for Keith's
powerfully visual poem on the horrifying untimely death of Emmett Till,
and Sun Yung's enchanting short story of clones, and glitches, found on
page 53. Their bios are below, please check out their work here:
Sun Yung and Keith, perhaps to begin, can you talk a bit about your
contributions, and how it may differ or build upon your larger body of
work, and what is your approach grappling with robots poetically, and as
Mark writes, and issues of difference such as race, gender, and
Keith S. Wilson is a game designer, an Affrilachian Poet, Cave Canem
fellow, and graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. He
serves as Assistant Poetry Editor at Four Way Review and Digital Media
Editor and Web Consultant at Obsidian Journal. Keith has received three
scholarships from Bread Loaf as well as scholarships from the Millay
Colony, Poetry by the Sea, and the Virginia Center for the Creative
Arts. He holds an MFA in poetry from Chicago State University.
신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin was born in Seoul, Korea, during 박 정 희 Park
Chung-hee's military dictatorship, and grew up in the Chicago area. She
is the editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, author of
poetry collections Unbearable Splendor (winner of the 2016 Minnesota
Book Award for poetry); Rough, and Savage; and Skirt Full of Black
(winner of the 2007 Asian American Literary Award for poetry), co-editor
of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, and author of
bilingual illustrated book for children Cooper’s Lesson. She lives in
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