Marilyn was one of the Featured Speakers at the Create Writing Conference at the University of Montana in Missoula. Organized by Professor Prageeta Sharma, herself a poet of distinction, this year’s much anticipated conference was titled Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing, and Literary Study. Its central theme was the Racial Imagery.
Conference’s title references an influencial new book by Dorothy Wang, Thinking Its Presence:
Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry, published by Stanford University Press.