Dreams as Portals for Liberation
Dreams function as portals through which we can find keys for survival, healing, transformation, and liberation. This workshop explores how translating dreams into poems helps us access the subconscious, creative energies that are healing, wildly associative, and less inhibited by the waking world's rigid, toxic structures. We will read and discuss dream poems by contemporary poets such as Jackie Wang, Mathias Svalina, and Kimiko Hahn. Participants will also develop their own at-home, dream-based writing rituals to generate poems.
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December 6: Member registration opens
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Ansley Clark is a writer and educator based in Bremerton. She received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Colorado and is the author of the chapbook Geography (dancing girl press 2015). Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. She currently manages the writing center and teaches English at South Puget Sound Community College. She also co-designs and teaches creativity and sexuality workshops for women and nonbinary individuals, LGBTQ-focused poetry workshops for teens at Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, and community arts-based antiracism workshops with the artist Hannah Brancato.