Poetry of the Body

A poetry workshop with Andrea Scarpino

Due to low enrollment, this workshop has been POSTPONED to spring 2020. Please check back for updates.

Saturday, October 26
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration: $60
$50 for SLPC members

Poetry of the Body – Sappho, Whitman, Neruda, Lorde, Olds — poets have always written the body. Whether writing about sex and the sensuousness of the body, pregnancy and childbirth, the body wrought by illnesses like cancer or the ways in which the body is shaped by social forces like racism and sexism, writing about our bodies can be an act of celebration, resistance, defiance, sadness — and so much more! This generative writing and discussion intensive workshop will focus on the different ways we can write about the body, and will include sample poems, writing prompts and workshop.

Andrea Scarpino is the author of the poetry collections Once Upon Wing Lake (Four Chambers Press, 2017), What the Willow Said as It Fell (Red Hen Press, 2016) and Once, Then (Red Hen Press, 2014). She received a PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, and an MFA from The Ohio State University. She has published in numerous journals, is co-editor of Nine Mile Magazine, and served as Poet Laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula 2015-2017. Her upcoming edited anthology is Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice (MSU Press).

This workshop is presented as part of WHITMANIA: A Celebration of Whitman at 200