Spring 2017: The Body in Peril: Writing our Way Out of Trauma through Poetic Form

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Spring 2017: The Body in Peril: Writing our Way Out of Trauma through Poetic Form

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Sunday, April 30, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington

Writing is the landscape through which poets explore the human body. The fluidity of a text often mirrors our relationship to memory—the recollection of the sensory discovering harmony with the fluidity of a poem’s language and syntax. But what happens when a disruption in our fundamental experience of being alters the ways in which we experience the world?

In spaces of distress, poetry often makes courageous leaps in formal reinvention. As opposed to dwelling heavily on the subject of physical disruption, this class will examine ways to champion artists who have discovered or reimagined poetic form to discuss human form with vulnerability and authenticity. Class time will be devoted to in-class writing, sharing work and discussing readings.

Shayla Lawson is the author of three poetry collections: A Speed Education in Human Being, PANTONE, and the forthcoming I Think I’m Ready to See Frank Ocean. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Colorado Review, Barrelhouse, The Journal, Indiana Review, & MiPOesias. She is the former Nonfiction Editor of Indiana Review.erican Essays 2010. He has published prose in Del Sol Review, Seattle Review, Salamander, Cimarron Review, Puerto Del Sol, and Forklift, Ohio, among others.