Poetry Workshop with Alexis Orgera

Poetry Workshop with Alexis Orgera

April 11th 2020 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is a generative poetry workshop aimed at exploring and producing poems grounded in the body (or the physical experience). Memory is often bodily and can propel us into poems: the way your mother's hands rested on the steering wheel of the Oldsmobile, the slimy skin of a baby born in the backseat of a taxi, the dislocated shoulder that changed the course of a football player's life. We all have stories to tell about the body. We'll read and discuss a variety of contemporary examples and find new ways into poems through prompts that incorporate gallery paintings, sensory objects, and language games.

To sign-up for this workshop, click here!

Alexis Orgera is the author of two books of poetry, How Like Foreign Objects and Dust Jacket, and a forthcoming memoir-in-fragments, Head Case. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Bennington Review, Chattahoochee Review, Hotel Amerika, New South, Sundog Lit, Third Coast and The Tiny. She is the co-founder of Penny Candy Books, an indie picture book press that aims to start big conversations between kids and their adults.

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