Event Title

Thank You for Calling

Graduation Year

2014

Location

Room E101, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

12-4-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

12-4-2014 11:00 AM

Description

For this oral presentation, I will read a series of original poems from my Research Honors project in English Writing. My project focuses on my work at a local crisis hotline, where I regularly speak with nameless, disembodied callers in desperate need of a supportive listener, a friendly voice, or emergency suicide intervention. In this series of poems, I echo on the stark honesty of my callers’ confessions and reflect upon my own years of loneliness, depression, and contemplated suicide. The resulting work intimately explores the nature of connection, family, hope, and the power of confessional poetry to provide a voice to those who feel trapped in silence.

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Apr 12th, 10:00 AM Apr 12th, 11:00 AM

Thank You for Calling

Room E101, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

For this oral presentation, I will read a series of original poems from my Research Honors project in English Writing. My project focuses on my work at a local crisis hotline, where I regularly speak with nameless, disembodied callers in desperate need of a supportive listener, a friendly voice, or emergency suicide intervention. In this series of poems, I echo on the stark honesty of my callers’ confessions and reflect upon my own years of loneliness, depression, and contemplated suicide. The resulting work intimately explores the nature of connection, family, hope, and the power of confessional poetry to provide a voice to those who feel trapped in silence.