Autopoiesis: A Poetry Workshop for Transracial Adoptees [Leah Silvieus & Tiana Nobile]
All Levels | In this generative poetry workshop exclusively for transracial adoptees, we’ll explore taking ownership of our stories. Questions around belonging, familial history, and erasure are built into the adoptee experience. We will consider these questions through craft exercises that focus on found text/erasure, collaboration, and direct address looking to poets such as Sun Yung Shin, Arhm Choi Wild, Rita Dove, Robin Coste Lewis, and Muriel Leung to guide us. We’ll put all the pieces together through a self-portrait exercise at the end of class.