[a 6-week online program starting 7/15; Thursdays from 7-9 pm EST]
This interdisciplinary workshop makes room for those interested in poetics and research to consider the relationship of language to western ideas of possession and human difference under colonialism. Given the roles of discovery, naming, collecting, taxonomy, and taking inventory in the making of “Man” in the modern world–– what would a counter-possessive poetics look like? How might language gather while accepting distance and the unknowable, against the grain of conceptions of ownership, certainty and mastery? This will be a space in which readings will inspire in-and out-of-workshop writing/making experiments. Workshop time will be divided between discussion of selections from reading packets, generative writing, and debriefing.
Artists, writers, and thinkers we might spend time with in this workshop include: Kimberly Alidio, Zaina AlSous, Dionne Brand, Ellie Ga, Michelle Dizon & Viêt Lê, Lauri García Dueñas, kari edwards, Renee Gladman, Édouard Glissant, Wingston González, Marwa Helal, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Jamaica Kincaid, Rosamond S. King, Petra Kuppers, Brandon Shimoda, Sun Ra, Eve Tuck & Wayne K. Yang, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Manuel Tzoc, and Sylvia Wynter.
Note: Asynchronous participation is welcome––recording of class, weekly instructions and reading guides, and communal class documents/notes will be provided to all who register.
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar is a poet, scholar, and teacher who grew up in a Salvadoran and Iranian family in southwest Houston. Her poetry and essay chapbooks include Somewhere Else the Sun is Falling into Someone’s Eyes (Belladonna* Collaborative, 2019), As for the future (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2016), and Pull: a ballad (The Operating System, 2014). She is a member of the U.S. Central American collective Tierra Narrative, a CantoMundo fellow, and a Ph.D. candidate and graduate student worker at Yale University.
ALL ACCESS PRICING MODEL / PAY WHAT YOU CAN / COMPARISON COSTS:
Liminal Lab is committed to providing a source of income for our collaborators and facilitators in an increasingly precarious time for culture workers and educators. However, no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds. We ask that those who can pay the suggested price, and/or help cover the cost of scholarship slots in each of our programs by sponsoring other participants.
- Compare the below to the cost for a similar accredited workshop in a university setting (where most of the $$$ goes to institutional bloat): $1350 — we show you this so we can begin to think about wtf is happening in our institutions, where both students and faculty get the short end of the stick.
- At a standard “Market Rate,” at arts orgs: $350*
- Recommended Sliding Scale: $30-50/session → $150-300 for the series
- Precarity Pricing: $10-20/session
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