UNSETTLING THE WOR(L)D :: A 6-wk workshop with Joey De Jesus

[image from HOAX]

Join facilitator Joey De Jesus for a six-week interactive online creative workshop in considering poetic intervention in the plight against a settler-colonial imaginary and a capitalist present. This autumn’s program involves six weekly meetings, readings and creative prompts. In each workshop we will discuss and practice reading and writing graphic and poetic forms. Each week, participants will discuss a selection of short readings of a wide range in media and form, participate in writing exercises and, at times, engage in constructive feedback. Readings will be provided as .pdfs. Workshops encourage experiment in and across art form or expression and appropriate for any who may be interested regardless of experience.

Sample Sessions/Themes and Selected Materials (Subject to Evolution) include:

Constellating a Decolonized Sky: Reclaiming Cosmopoetics
You come into being in a speculated world
dg nanouk okpik,  Maria Sabina,  Lucille Clifton, Kiki Petrosino, Vievee Francis, Cathy Park Hong, Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Polylectics of Water
Found things, fragments and flows of ice and water
Eduoard Glissant, Robin Coste Lewis, Caroline Bergvall, M Nourbese Phillip, Latasha N Diggs, Nikki Wallenschlaeger

Tasked with Translation
Jose Oliver, Frey Ramon Pane, Martin Espada, Raquel Salas Rivera, Oquendo de Amat

Making Music
you must also make the music
Fred Moten, Tonya Foster, Craig Dworkin, Tyehimba Jess, Monica De La Torre

Anti-Colonial Concrete Poetics
Technicians of the Sacred, Concrete Poetics Anthology, Christian Bok, Douglas Kearney, Alán Pelaez Lopez, Ava Hoffman

Unsettling the World: Redaction, Erasure, Colonialism
Tracy K Smith, Solmaz Sharif, Walter Benjamin, Spillers, Audre Lorde

Weekly on Zoom, Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:30 EST
Six Sessions, Beginning October 14
*Asynchronous Attendance / Materials Available*

[photo credit: RAGGA / Dan Gutt]

About the Facilitator:

Joey De Jesus is the author of HOAX (forthcoming Operating System, 2020), NOCT- The Threshold of Madness (The Atlas Review, 2019), and co-author, alongside Sade LaNay, of Writing Voice into the Archive vol. 1, edited by Jennifer Tamayo with support from UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender. Joey received the 2019-20 BRIC ArtFP Project Room Commission and 2017 NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship in Poetry. Poems have appeared in Poem-A-Day, Artists Space, Barrow Street, Bettering American Poetry, The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn Magazine, The New Museum, The Newtown Literary Review, and elsewhere. Joey is an Adjunct Lecturer and Rank-and-File member of PSC-CUNY at Borough of Manhattan Community College and a member of the Ridgewood Tenants Union. Joey is on hiatus as co-editor at Apogee Journal and sits on the advisory board of No, Dear Magazine. Joey lives in Ridgewood where they ran an openly queer abolitionist campaign for New York State Assembly District 38 in 2020.


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):  $1035  — 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 → $180-300 for the series
  • Precarity Pricing: $10-20/session
  • Barter / Volunteer / No Cost Option Available 
  • Sponsorship: You may sponsor low or no fee participants in this workshop with a donation of any size.*if you have the funds to afford the “Market Rate,” we encourage you to support this facilitator by donating at that level, which will also support other students in this course who are unable to pay.


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