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Poet Against Empire: An Erasure Workshop

Poet Against Empire: An Erasure Workshop


What makes a good erasure poem? How can erasing found text move beyond the merely playful or arbitrary to become a powerful poetic means for confronting and entering into dialogue with that text? Whether someone is new to poetry or an experienced writer, erasing found text can help to generate visually-engaging work that responds to power with precision and complexity. In this erasure workshop, participants will analyze different strategies used in erasure poems, try out these strategies by drafting 3–4 erasure poems of their own, and give and receive feedback (both written and verbal) during workshop each week. Readings will include poems by Chase Berggrun, Jordan Abel, jayy dodd, Solmaz Sharif, M. NourbeSe Philip and Srikanth Reddy.

Workshop Details

  • Professor: Candace Williams
  • Dates: March 22–April 26, 2020 (April 12 off)
  • Time: Sundays, 4–7 PM
  • Location: Prospect Park South (near Church Ave B/Q)
  • Cost: $345
  • Class size: 5–10 students
  • Registration deadline: SUN, MARCH 15, 2020
  • Earlybird discount: $15 off by SUN, FEB 2