Szymkowiak, Beatrice


Plan: Creative Writing, PhD - Poetry

Achieved Degrees
MFA Creative Writing, Institute of American Indian Arts, May 2017

Language, ecopoetics, hiking, road trips, and birds

Academic Awards
Chancellor’s Award offered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018
Winner of the 2017 Omnidawn Single Poem Broadside Contest judged by Craig Santos Perez

Conference Presentations
"The History of Colonialism Through Poetry" at the Youth Social Justice Forum for the ACLU of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, November 12, 2018.
"Defining Native Poetics, Genre, and Criticism." Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Tampa, FL, March 2018.
"Against the Typography of Colonization: Decolonization Through and of the Printed Text by Contemporary Native American Poets." Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM, May 2017

Selected Publications
Chapbook "Red Zone," Finishing Line Press, Fall 2018
Multiple poems published in several magazines, including The Berkeley Poetry Review, Ellipsis, The Portland Review, Permafrost, Omniverse, Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, Birds Piled Loosely

Teaching Experience
English 101(current semester) and English 102 (2 semesters)

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