Felix New Writing: CM Burroughs

Join us for a reading by CM Burroughs hosted by UW-Madison’s Felix Series of New Writing on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:00pm.

Poet CM Burroughs

CM Burroughs is the author of “The Vital System" (2012) and has works published in various publications, such as Ploughshares and Best American Experimental Writing (2016). Burroughs' poems explore and complicate the intersections of race, desire, embodiment, and loss. Such interests spark some surprising voices in her poem. For example, in "Dear incubator" the speaker shares, "How can I ask you from inside the poem—what senses did I have so early...so unformed."

Burroughs currently teaches as assistant professor of poetry at Columbia College in Chicago. In addition to receiving multiple grants and fellowships she's crafted poems in response to art installations at both the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum. The false boundaries between art, desire, and the public are continuously challenged and dissolved by Burroughs to remind these spheres all come together in everyday embodiment.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Summer gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 12-5pm and Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.

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