National Deaf History AND Poetry Month Double Feature
Join Inlandia as we launch National Poetry Month – and celebrate Deaf History Month – with a very special event featuring nationally-acclaimed poet Meg Day and local poet and Riverside City College MUSE editor Ryan Fingerle. We will also be joined by special guests, the winners of the National ASL Story Signing contest from Riverside’s California School of the Deaf.
Deaf, genderqueer poet Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street, 2014), winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award. A recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship and an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, Day’s recent work can be found in Best American Poetry 2020 and The New York Times. Day is Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College. www.megday.com
Ryan Fingerle (Deaf) is a writer and poet whose love of words has no boundaries. She is an editor for Muse and a front-end developer for FingerFlyFriends, whose experience and passion is helping children and their families enjoy the merits of both ASL and the English language.
The presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A.
ASL interpreters and closed captioning will be available.