Eloisa Amezcua will read poetry examining issues of identity, culture, the feminine body, and migration/immigration. Her presentation will investigate how we can engage with each other in an empathetic, socially responsible way when separated by language, geography, and generational difference.
Eloisa Amezcua's debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, is the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize selected by Ada Limón. She is the author of three chapbooks, including Mexicameriana and On Not Screaming, and is the founder and editor of The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry. She holds an MFA from Emerson College in Boston and has received fellowships and scholarships from the MacDowell Colony, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Bread Loaf Translators' Conference, among others.