** POSTPONED** come meet me at the juncture of knee & history: Complicating (Auto)biographical Poetics, A Workshop with George Abraham
George Abraham
** POSTPONED** come meet me at the juncture of knee & history: Complicating (Auto)biographical Poetics, A Workshop with George Abraham

**POSTPONED** Due to unforeseen circumstances, come meet me at the juncture of knee and history: COMPLICATING (AUTO)BIOGRAPHICAL with George Abraham is postponed. If you have registered, you will be fully refunded. We look forward to writing with you in the near future.

What potentials of self can exist beyond the singular I? As writers in diaspora, the western imagination of the “lyric I” can impose harmful and reductive gazes unto our poetry. How do we wrestle with these narratives under the failed and limited imagination of empire? 

In this generative and discussion-based workshop, we will look beyond respectability, linearity, and digestibility. We will look at poetic practices that grapple with nonlinearities fundamental to our understanding of space-time. Together we will envision and study artistry that exists and addresses the gaps in personal, archival, and ancestral memory. We will look to work by Mohammed El-Kurd, Omar Sakr, Dionne Brand, Suji Kwock Kim, Toi Derricotte, and more!

*** For more information about our limited scholarship seats, please contact t. tran le at tle@aaww.org.

George Abraham is a Palestinian American poet, writer, and engineer who was born and raised on unceded Timucuan lands (Jacksonville, FL). Their debut poetry collection Birthright (Button Poetry) won the Arab American Book Award and the Big Other Book Award, and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. He is a board member for the Radius of Arab American Writers, and recipient of fellowships from The Arab American National Museum, The Boston Foundation, and Kundiman. His poetry and nonfiction have appeared in The Nation, The Paris Review, The American Poetry Review, Mizna, and elsewhere. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard University, they are currently a Litowitz MFA+MA Candidate in poetry at Northwestern University.

*** The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is a space that seeks to uplift and celebrate BIPOC and queer, trans, and nonbinary folks of color. We ask allies to take a step back and enjoy our programs in another capacity.***

// NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY //

This event will be captioned. If you require accommodations, please contact t. tran le at tle@aaww.org.

** POSTPONED** come meet me at the juncture of knee & history: Complicating (Auto)biographical Poetics, A Workshop with George Abraham

George Abraham
Monday, October 25, 2021
6:00 PM
$50.00


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** POSTPONED** come meet me at the juncture of knee & history: Complicating (Auto)biographical Poetics, A Workshop with George Abraham
George Abraham
As writers in diaspora, the western imagination of the “lyric I” can impose harmful and reductive gazes unto our poetry. How do we wrestle with these narratives under the failed and limited imagination of empire? In this generative and discussion-based workshop led by poet George Abraham, we will look beyond respectability, linearity, and digestibility.
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