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Friday, April 3 • 9:00am - 10:00am
1H: Self-Portraits as Self-Transformation: Poetry Workshop

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Audre Lorde wrote, “If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” In this generative poetry workshop, participants will explore what it means to define and represent who they are on the page—and how complicated it is to navigate “other people’s fantasies” for the self. After all, our perceptions and descriptions of ourselves don’t exist in a vacuum but are shaped by family, social groups, culture, history, and politics. Works from both visual art and poetry will be our guides as we dive into the mess of ourselves and strive toward transformation.  

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Chen Chen

Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. Bloodaxe Books has recently published the UK edition. Chen's new chapbook... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Charles River Room - 4th Floor
  Block 1