This offering looks at poetry as a tool for shifting the lens through which we view the world, and writing our way into new patterns of seeing. We’ll do writing exercises and hear poems that move through possibility toward discovery and affirmations of strength.
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Date: Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am
About the Presenters:
Rena Priest is a member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She is the incumbent Washington State Poet Laureate and Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished Writing Fellow. Priest is also the recipient of an Allied Arts Foundation Professional Poets Award and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, Indigenous Nations Poets, and the Vadon Foundation. Her debut collection, Patriarchy Blues, received an American Book Award. Her most recent book, Northwest Know-How: Beaches, includes poems, retellings of legends, and fun descriptions of 29 of the most beloved beaches in Washington and Oregon. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.
- Rena Priest Books – Website
- Submittable – Website
- 20 Little Poetry Projects – Website
- Postcolonial love poem by Natalie Diaz – UBC Library
- Whereas by Layli Long Soldier – Book
- Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky – Book
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