In this workshop we'll explore devotional threads across various poetries and traditions guided by an orientation to the beyond—that a poem might have an address or charge beyond its author and readers. We’ll consider the uses of such a beyond for both religious and 'secular' contexts and identify techniques we might use, and likely already are using, in our own writing. In addition to reading and discussion, we will also generate new work in class.
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Jos Charles is author of a Year & other poems (Milkweed Editions, 2022), feeld (Milkweed Editions, 2018), a Pulitzer-finalist and winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series selected by Fady Joudah, and Safe Space (Ahsahta Press, 2016). She is the founding-editor of THEM, the first trans literary journal in the US, and engages in direct gender justice work with a variety of organizations and performers. Charles's poetry has appeared in Poetry, PEN, Washington Square Review, BLOOM, Denver Quarterly, Action Yes, The Feminist Wire, The Capilano Review, and elsewhere. Among her awards are the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and a 2015 Monique Wittig Writer's Scholarship.