Identity Through Poetry And Literature Is The Topic Of MCCC Lecture, Today

Identity Through Poetry And Literature Is The Topic Of MCCC Lecture, TodayThe portrayal of race and gender from a domestic perspective is the topic of an upcoming lecture at Mercer County Community College (MCCC).

"Where Can Poetry Take You?" is the title of a lecture by Nicole Homer, Professor of English at MCCC, which will be delivered on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at noon in the Communications Building, Room 109. Her talk is part of MCCC's fall 2018 Distinguished Lecture Series at the West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Homer will discuss the outcomes of gender and race politics in the domestic sphere, as detailed in her collection of poems, Pecking Order. She will also discuss the compiling and erasing of identities, a topic she addresses in her manuscript-in-progress, Fast Tail.

Homer's work has appeared in Muzzle, The Offing, Winter Tangerine, Rattle, The Collagist and on the final stages of several national poetry slam competitions. She has also spoken at New York ComicCon, AwesomeCon and GeekGirlCon on her other areas of interest.

Recently, she also serves as an Editor and regular contributor at BlackNerdProblems and as faculty at the Pink Door Writing Retreat for Women and Gender Nonconforming Writers of Color. Her full-length collection of poems, Pecking Order (Write Bloody), was a Paterson Poetry Prize finalist and Eric Hoffer Poetry Award winner. This year, Homer also lived in the home of Robert Frost as the 2018 Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence at The Frost Place, where she concentrated on her next manuscript, Fast Tail.

Homer received her B.A. in English Literature from Georgian Court University, her M.A in English Literature from Seton Hall University, and her MFA from Rutgers University.

For more information on MCCC's Distinguished Lecture Series, call (609) 570-3324 or visit www.mccc.edu/events.

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