Don’t Blink: Nightmare Poetics
"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift, " said Mary Oliver. Why do we return to haunting and violence, war and vengeance, terror and torment? In this generative workshop, we will examine poems by Ai, Jericho Brown, Kim Hyesoon, and more, with a dash of Doctor Who; write into the darkness together; exorcise some demons; and re-emerge still intact without looking away even if we flinch.
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Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello
Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello is the author of Hour of the Ox (University of Pittsburgh, 2016), winner of the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. She and E.J. Koh co-translated Yi Won’s The World’s Lightest Motorcycle (Zephyr Press, 2021). Cancio-Bello has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Kundiman, the Knight Foundation, and the American Literary Translators Association, and her work has appeared in Best Small Fictions, Kenyon Review Online, The New York Times, and more. She is co-director for the Adoptee Literary Festival and PEN America Miami/South Florida Chapter, and a program coordinator for Miami Book Fair. www.marcicalabretta.com