No matter the musical acrobatics or lyrical finesse of a poem, it is a precise and well-earned image that stays with the reader. Using multimodal writing exercises, poets of all levels will create work that is personal and image driven. We will read poems across identities to explore the political and cultural ramifications of a writer’s specificity when image building. We will use other artistic mediums and their techniques to elevate our poems into the sublime. Writers of all genres are welcome. Those with play in their hearts and no fear of failure furrowing their brow are strongly encouraged to attend.
About C. Russell Price
C. RUSSELL PRICE is originally from Glade Spring, Virginia, but now lives in Chicago. They are a Lambda Fellow in Poetry, a Ragdale Fellow, a Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree, an essayist, and a poet. They are the author of a chapbook, Tonight, We Fuck the Trailer Park Out of Each Other. Their work has appeared in the Boston Review, Court Green, DIAGRAM, Iron Horse Literary Review, Lambda Literary, Nimrod International, PANK, and elsewhere. Their debut collection oh you thought this was a date?!: Apocalypse Poems was published by Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books in June 2022.
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