The Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature presents “Writing the Pacific Plastic Patch,” a free public lecture featuring ecopoets Allison Cobb, Stephen Collis and Brian Teare on Friday, November 21.

There will be a reception at 5 p.m. and poetry readings at 6 p.m. in the Korean Studies Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

About the poets

Allison Cobb is the author of Born2 and Green-Wood. She is at work on a hybrid genre manuscript called Plastic: an autobiography, and she works for the Environmental Defense Fund.

Stephen Collis is the author of The Commons, On the Material, To the Barricades and DECOMP. He attended the 2014 Tar Sands Healing Walk in Alberta and is now writing about walking, resource extraction and the climate commons. He is professor of contemporary literature at Simon Fraser University.

Brian Teare is the author of four critically acclaimed books—The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, Pleasure and Companion Grasses. He is an assistant professor at Temple University and he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

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