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“The Shape of a Poem”

Theme of English Festival keynote address Nov. 12

Eloisa Amezcua, poet and founder of Costura Creative, will be speaking at Forum at 11 a.m. on Tuesday,  Nov. 12, in Yoder Recital Hall. Her presentation, “The Shape of a Poem,” will examine the relationship between form and content and the ways a poem can be a container for the truths it aims to convey.

A native of Arizona, Amezcua’s debut collection, “From the Inside Quietly,” is the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize selected by Ada Limón. A MacDowell fellow, she is the author of three chapbooks and founder/editor-in-chief of “The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry.”

Her poems and translations are published in “New York Times Magazine,” “Poetry Magazine,” “Kenyon Review,” “Gulf Coast,” and others. Her second collection of poems, “Fighting Is Like a Wife”, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press. Amezcua is the founder of Costura Creative and now lives in Columbus, Ohio.