What you'll do
To be a poet is to create an oasis for those you love and those you’ll never meet. Some of history’s most celebrated poets have served as organizers, judicial overseers, scientists, theologians, philosophers, and healers. Poetry is an art of energy and attention focused by admiration. The times we live in complicate our ability to focus energy and attention. In this class, we make time for aesthetic exploration, community, and inspiration through poetic meditation and guided writing exercises. You'll get to share your own work if you would like to do so, and you'll also hear work from some of my favorite queer poets. We’ll discuss their various themes and influences. If you would like to do so, I will help you explore some of the basics of writing poetry and create your own poem.
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I am a poet and community organizer from rural Oregon. I've been curating immersive public art experiences for the last ten years. I currently serve as the poet in residence for Portland Parks and Rec and am the founder and creative director of a non-profit queer artist collective called Future Prairie. I am interested in spiritual philosophies and their intersection with culture, media, and community placemaking. My approach is rooted in a reverence for nature and is inclusive of various schools of thought: Abrahamic faiths, modern mental health research, Shintoism, myths, physics, and more. As a White person, I tend to draw inspiration for this class from personal histories with Celtic and Norse paganism, although I am interested in all traditions and love to learn from my students and collaborators from many different backgrounds.
About the organization
Founded in January 2018, Future Prairie is a 501c3 non-profit organization and artist collective led by women and queer creatives. We develop and mentor marginalized artists. We also produce a monthly podcast, host a quarterly variety show, and curate exhibitions, panels, performances, and published works.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Future Prairie.
What to bring
Just yourself! This experience only requires a willingness to participate.
How to participate
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You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring…
Queer Poetry Workshop for a Good Cause