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.
WHEN & WHERE: 6 weeks, online
Each week you will presented with a form/structure, some established some experimental, be shown how to break it down to its basics, and then given several options for experimenting with how to get inside of them, take them apart, learn how to enter them with your body's poetics. You will then post about ten lines of your experiments for the group for discussion and reflection. At the end of the six weeks, there will be a dead week for working your experiments into a poem if you choose, which you can then post for feedback from your peers and the workshop leader.Week 1: The Body of the PoemWeek 2: SpineWeek 3: SongWeek 4: LensWeek 5: JuxtapositionWeek 6: Underbelly
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