Reading & Writing Poems about Illness, Trauma, and Healing [Suzanne Edison]
All Levels | The body is the repository for our experiences of illness and trauma. We will focus on body awareness, thoughts and experiences, and poetic craft: images, syntax, narrative, and forms, to transform experiences of illness and trauma into art. Readings will include Lucia Perillo, Nick Flynn, Lucille Clifton, Rafael Campo, and others. Each week we read, discuss, and write from class prompts. Time will be spent workshopping student poems. A syllabus will be sent out before class begins.