Poetry Workshop: Demons, Diaspora & Magic with Ariana Brown
May 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$110.00
Level: Geared to Intermediate but open to all levels
Chart a journey of healing by examining the use of history in poetry, allowing our demons, ancestors, and many selves to converse. What violences must be named and how did they come to be? What stories/magic/medicine have been forgotten and what can be recovered? Retrieve what has been left behind due to colonial/neocolonial or other oppressions (racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.) in order to witness a revitalized future and empower your writing world.
An Afromexicana poet from San Antonio, Texas, Ariana Brown is a two-time winner of the “Best Poet” award at the national collegiate poetry slam. Her work has been featured on PBS, and in The Huffington Post, and is forthcoming in ¡Manteca!: An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets (Arte Público Press 2017). Brown is the recipient of the Andrew Julius Gutow Academy of American Poets Prize and has performed at poetry festivals across the U.S.