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Creative Writing Professor Marcus Wicker Presents Dear Mothership: Poems at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute - January 31st, 2024

"Marcus Wicker is a poet from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Memphis. He is the author of Silencer (Mariner Books, 2017)—winner of the Midland Authors Award and the Arnold Adoff Award for New Voices—and Maybe the Saddest Thing (Harper Perennial, 2012), selected by D. A. Powell for the National Poetry Series. Wicker’s work addresses the diverse experiences of Black Americans using hip hop, jazz, and the subversion of traditional poetic forms. At Radcliffe, Wicker is completing Dear Mothership, a book of poetry that uses speculative narrative, empathy, and a hip hop aesthetic to explore reparations and examine the confounding ways humans treat one another when empowered by history and inheritance."

Compose Yourself 2.0: Digital Literacy Workshop Series - March 13th-May 1st

Compose Yourself 2.0

The Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Communication concentration has teamed up with the Memphis Public Libraries and the Memphis Library Foundation to present an 8-week workshop series on digital literacy and citizenship to the Memphis community! Topics include mis/disinformation on social media, online communication etiquette and taking care of yourself online, AI literacy, the online job market, and more! Each session has its own registration link (which can be found here) and is hosted by a UofM English Department or Communications Department graduate student. For more information, visit the Memphis Public Library's website





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