Whenever we imagine beyond the body we create a new body. These are experiments in writing as creating a new body. They’re called Dislocations and might also be called Relocations. Point of view and character are dislocations in this sense. But what we’re imagining in these experiments goes further. What if all time and space were collapsed into the moment and available to consciousness. Where would you stand, and what would you see in that different range of possibilities. Who would you talk to? What would writing become? In this matrix of identifies and bodies what would you know suddenly about the world we live in. What would technology or the internet, other extensions of our bodies, look like? What would be different?
Week 1: Dislocations in time: history as self
Week 2: Dislocations in space: out of body, out of place
Week 3: Dislocations in size: longing
Week 4: Dislocations in species: who are we
Week 5: Dislocations in words: found poems
Week 6: The Dislocation of Art: art to art
Poet and psychodrama practitioner 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. Brigid has a private practice and continues to lead a variety of workshops in both areas. Her goal in her work at Corporeal Writing is to develop workshops that help artists get into a relationship with themselves so they can access their inner poetry and find where their bodies and language come together. Learn more at psycheshorse.com.