Serena Chopra

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Serena Chopra

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Serena Chopra has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Denver and an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of two full-length books of poems, This Human (Coconut 2013) and Ic (Horse Less Press 2017), as well as two chapbooks, Penumbra (Flying Guillotine Press 2012) and Livid Season (Free Poetry 2012). She was recently featured in Harper's Bazaar, India and is currently completing a hybrid poetic memoir on queerness, trauma and immigration. She is a 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar, for which she is composing a text informed by her research with queer women in Bangalore, India. She is a multidisciplinary artist, working as a professional modern dancer, writer, visual and performance artist, filmmaker, and soundscape designer. She is an eight-year company member with Evolving Doors Dance, as well as a 2011-2013 resident artist at the RedLine Gallery in Denver. She is a co-founder and actor in the poet’s theater group, GASP and recently worked with Splintered Light Theater on a full-length production of her most recent book, Ic, for which she composed the soundscape. Her films, Mother Ghosting and There Is Nothing Good About the Tyranny of Beauty will premiere October 2018 at Denver’s Georgia Art Space and CU Boulder’s ATLAS  Theater, respectively. Additionally, in collaboration with videographer and photographer, Kasey Ferlic, Serena has been awarded ArtHyve’s 2018 Art As Muse Orphan Film Grant. Their film, Dogana, features the narratives of queer Indian and Indian-American women and transmen, and will premiere at the Denver Film Festival in November 2018. Serena currently teaches in the BA and MFA program at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Please visit for more information.

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