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Poet Savannah Sipple reads her favorite poems for the audience. App State hosted author Savannah Sipple Thursday during the Visiting Writers Series to read excerpts from her poetry book “WWJD and Other Poems,” detailing her experience growing up queer in Appalachia. The event, which took place in Plemmons Student Union, filled the room with audience members intently listening. The craft talk started at 3 p.m. The event kicked off with Sipple talking about finding her voice as a queer Appalachian woman. She spoke of her experience coming out while writing this book. In it she explored themes of being closeted and coming out, and how her religion and weight played into that. For an hour and a half she gave words of wisdom to anyone that asked her a question. “Her specificity really creates not only a sense of self, but a sense of place and belonging,” said Audrey […]
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