WORKSHOP LEADER: Brigid Yuknavitch: develops and leads poetry and poetics workshops for Corporeal Writing. She has a 2006 book of poetry Lives of the Puzzleworkers, as well as work in the anthologies Pontoon and Northwest Edge. She has a Ph.d in English and American Literature with a specialization in poetry and poetics, as well as a M.A. in Jungian Clinical psychology; for her, the two go hand in hand because they are both deeply about the creative process and coming into language. She has taught Graduate Seminars on H.D., Dickinson, Sexton, Plath, Brigit Kelly, Olga Broumas, Joy Harjo, Anzaldua, Ai, Levertov, Brooks, Lorde, Hahn and Rich, and is a trainer, educator and practitioner in psychodrama and sociometry.
WHERE & WHEN: 6-Weeks, interactive online platform
Poetry creates a place for a single voice to be overheard. Because it is written in lines as well as sentences, the tension in that voice can be heard. The forms and patterns in poetry ask the reader to be embodied—to see, hear, touch, taste, and experience language. Poets in other cultures are imprisoned for the voices in their poems. In America, the poet is less noticed by authority, consumerism and politics. As art and creative practice, poetry speaks outside other kinds of power. It doesn’t “matter.” It IS MATTER (corporeality of all nature). That’s your window.
Week 1: The image of voice—line and breath
Week 2: Voice in time
Week 3: Inner voice
Week 4: Another person’s voice
Week 5: Shattered voice
Week 6: Gathering voice
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