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Borders :: Bodies :: Boundaries
What is a border? Who benefits from borders? What are the intersections between bodies (land water sky animal) and borders? What boundaries do we create (politically socially culturally) to protect our bodies? To preserve our borders? What are the risks of crossing borders? Of breaking boundaries? We will look at a variety of ways in which poets have breached boundaries in their writing, specifically the ways in which poets have stretched the borders of what and how political poems do politics in poetry.
Some writers whose work we'll discuss include, but is not limited to, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Safia Elhillo, Sara Jane Stoner, Robin Coste-Lewis, Minal Hajratwala, Amy King, Barbara Jane Reyes, Tiffany Midge. Copies will be provided & feel free to bring copies of poems that make new boundaries for political poetry.
Metta Sáma is author of the chapbooks the year we turned dragon (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Books), le animal & other creatures (Miel), After “Sleeping to Dream”/After After (Nous-Zōt-Press) and Nocturne Trio (YesYes Books) and the forthcoming Swing at your own risk (Kelsey Street Press). Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, most recently in Best American Experimental Writing, Red Sky | poets on the global epidemic of violence against women, Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky, Literary Hub, Brooklyn Magazine, Fence & Obsidian. Currently a member of the Advisory Board of Black Radish Books, she is a current fellow of the Black Earth Institute and co-founder (with Darlene Kriesel) of Artists Against Police Brutality/Cultures of Violence.