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Writing Your Resistance: “Who The Hell Set Things Up Like This?” Poetry with C. Russell Price

$65.00 · October 13

In this generative workshop writers will look at poetry that works in opposition to social, institutional, cultural, and class oppression(s).

Start Date

October 13

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Day(s) of the Week

Thursday

Sessions

1

Location

Exile in Bookville

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

In June Jordan’s poem “Poem About My Rights,” she writes: “I could not go and I could not think and I could not/ stay there/ alone/ as I need to be/ alone because I can’t do what I want to do with my own/ body…”

In this generative workshop writers will look at poetry that works in opposition to social, institutional, cultural, and class oppression(s). After close readings of examples that break the formal and expectations of p(P)olitical poetry, attendees will leave inspired and recharged.

This workshop is geared to writers in all stages of their careers, but a willingness to get heated and let it all out is required. All poetry is political. All power to the imagination.


This class is part of a “Writing Your Resistance” series. See the other classes in the series below, or bundle all three for a discount.

Writing Your Resistance: Nonfiction with Kim Brooks

Writing Your Resistance: Multi-Genre with Mike Zapata

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.