Summer Workshop Program 2024
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$900 - Sustaining Level
$800 - Standard Level
$700 - Subsidized Level
$500 - Student/Teacher Level
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Poetry is often imagined as a solitary art, the poet as a lone and lonely figure, but poetry is also a profoundly communal practice. It is a place we go to speak with the dead, the absent living, and our never-singular selves; a spark that animates and organizes collectives; a lineage to step into. Borrowing the language of “after and with” from Alexis Pauline Gumbs, we will focus on poetry as a practice of being with each other, even and especially in situations when togetherness is impossible. This will be equal parts a generative and critical workshop. We will spend the first half of the week generating new work and the second half workshopping what we have produced together. Please arrive with something—a text, a piece of visual art, a letter, archival documents, family photos…—that you would like to write and be in relation to.
Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of two collections of poetry—Sympathetic Little Monster (2016) and Dispatch (2019)—as well as The Terrible We: Thinking with Trans Maladjustment (2022). His writing has appeared, in various forms, in American Poetry Review, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Signs, The Paris Review, Poetry and elsewhere, and he has been supported by fellowships from Cave Canem, the Lannan Foundation, and the ACLS. Presently, he is an Associate Professor in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at The University of Massachusetts Amherst.