Poet, scholar, and educator Jamaica Baldwin will lead our next Midwest Poetics Writing Workshop, a two-hour intensive available online via ZOOM.
Listening To The Body
Her bars lie wet, open / and empty and she has made herself again / out of flesh out of dictionaries.
The above passage from Lucille Clifton’s poem, She Understands Me, highlights the complicated relationship between the body and language. In this generative workshop we will read and discuss a selection of sample poems that un-silence and make visible the human experience through the raw, captivating, ugly, useful, and beautifully imperfect thing that is the body. Writing prompts and exercises will rely on the following tools: breath, movement, memory, and observation. Come prepared to write!
ABOUT MIDWEST POETICS
Midwest Poetics is an opportunity for artists to hold space for writing, reading, and literature. This workshop series centers connection, conversation, collaboration, and communal learning to heal and ask more questions. We happily give the mic to Black and Indigenous vocalists, poets, writers, musicians, and performers of color to celebrate their craft and facilitate our workshops. Midwest Poetics is a Lit space where we will workshop new material in a peer-to-peer setting every other month and conclude with an end-of-year showcase in December 2023.
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