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All Levels | In this generative class we will examine a selection of poets who explore the body as a means of writing through erasure and silence, poets for whom the body is both landscape and canvas, memorial and monument. What memories, emotions and intelligences does the body hold on to, with or without our permission? Together we will engage this question through in-class reading discussions and writing exercises. Dawn Lundy Martin, Anne Sexton, Carl Phillips, and Valzhyna Mort are just a few of the poets whose texts will guide us through this journey.
Jamaica Baldwin’s poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Rattle, Spiral Orb, Jack Straw Anthology, Third Coast Review, Hayden’s Ferry, Prairie Schooner and the Seattle Review of Books where she was the March 2017 poet in residence. Jamaica has received nominations for Pushcart and Sundress Best of Net and is the recipient of a Hedgebrook residency. She received her MFA from Pacific University Oregon and was a 2017 Jack Straw Writer’s Fellow. She lives in Seattle, WA where she teaches and is currently working on her first book.