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Health Humanities Research Seminar Series: Poetry Reading by ire’ne lara silva

A special poetry reading by ire’ne lara silva, sponsored by the Health Humanities Research Seminar, will highlight silva’s recent collection, Blood Sugar Canto (Saddle Road Press, 2016), which comprises poems focusing on diabetes experiences from Latinx and Indigenous perspectives. Reviewer Shauna Osborne aptly describes the book as “nothing short of breathtaking. Lyrical proof that the personal is political, Blood Sugar Canto tackles the heaviest of topics: ailing health, the trauma of a long family history of diabetes, constant physical pain, the fear that comes with medical emergencies, callous medical professionals and multiple misdiagnosis, and the transformative re-negotiation of self we all must confront in the face of life-changing health information.”

For those who haven’t previously attended the HHRS, the presentations are about 30 minutes, followed by at least thirty more minutes for Q & A and group discussion. Please register to receive a Zoom link for the virtual poetry reading.

Register for the Poetry Reading

Sep 21, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm