Tuesday, July 25 | 7 PM ET – 8 PM ET | APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL 11:59 PM ET, JULY 19
***A free poetry workshop by and for Queer and Trans Sick, Disabled, Deaf, and Neurodivergent folx of the Global Majority (BIPOC). If you do not identify as such and are an ally, we ask that you take a step back and refrain from applying.***
***Limited Seats Available. Apply by 11:59 PM ET, Wednesday July 19.
Loss and grief writing space are bountiful and sacred– what happens when we move through grief?
In this 1.5 hour workshop by and for Queer and Trans Sick, Disabled, Deaf, and Neurodivergent folx of the Global Majority (BIPOC) writers of all experience levels, we will create mappings and carve space to hold our grief with writing as a conduit and as a cultural strategy. We will revel in and witness poetry written by incredible BIPOC writers and map our lineages and aches full of tension as well as celebration. Loss is not monolithic but much like art we love– hybrid, messy, and immense. Participants will leave with grieving art resources, practices, and writer recommendations. Sick, immuno-compromised, and disabled writers are uplifted in this place.
What if grief was a channel, a carving, a place for us to land and to find care together? This workshop explores loss in its many textures and together we can explore and ruminate in the complexity.
KAY ULANDAY BARRETT is a poet, essayist, cultural strategist, and A+ napper. They are the winner of the 2022 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Cy Twombly Award for Poetry, a winner of the 2022 Next Book Residency with Tin House, and a recipient of a 2020 James Baldwin Fellowship at MacDowell. Their second book, More Than Organs (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2020) received a 2021 Stonewall Honor Book Award by the American Library Association and is a 2021 Lambda Literary Award Finalist. They have been featured at The United Nations, The Lincoln Center, The Hemispheric Institute, Symphony Space, The Ford Foundation, Brooklyn Museum, Princeton, Yale, Manchester PRIDE, Sesame Street, & more. Their contributions are found in The New York Times, Poetry Magazine, Colorlines, Literary Hub, Poetry Unbound, Al Jazeera, NYLON, Vogue, The Rumpus, The Lily, and elsewhere. Check out @Brownroundboi on social media.
This program is part of The Poetry Coalition‘s 2023 curation theme of Grief and Poetry and brought to you by the Jerome Foundation.
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ASL interpretation and Live Cart Captions available.
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