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