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Workshop: Poems As Prayers: Writing Toward A Just New World

  • Poets House 10 River Terrace New York, NY, 10282 United States (map)

Have you ever discovered that a detail you’d once magically, unwittingly predicted in a poem became suddenly true?  In this generative workshop, we’ll strive to harness that same mystical energy to write our collective future into existence— through poetry. Inspiration will be mined from movement workers, social change influencers, the inherent genius of nature’s patterns, the starfish's regenerative limb! We’ll cast hope into the universe through ritual, spellmaking, disruption and interactive poem-experiments— guided by a motley crew of visionary writers and thinkers such as adrienne maree brown, Otto Scharmer, prison abolitionists, ecopoetics, Fannie Howe, Yoko Ono, Octavia Butler, Ursula K. LeGuin, CA Conrad, Matthew Olzman, Eve Ewing, Ross Gay and many more.

Six Wednesdays, June 12–July 24 (skipping July 3) | 6:00-8:30pm
*Registration Deadline: Monday, June 3