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Poetry of the Body with Andrea Scarpino

Date(s): Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Discussion, Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Poetry

Cost: $119 Regular, $107 ASU, $99 Student

About the Class

Sappho, Whitman, Neruda, Lorde, Olds: poets have always written the body. Whether writing about sex and the sensuousness of the body, pregnancy and childbirth, the body wrought by illnesses like cancer, or the ways in which the body is shaped by social forces like racism and sexism, writing about our bodies can be an act of celebration, resistance, defiance, sadness—and so much more! This generative writing and discussion intensive workshop will focus on the different ways we can write about the body, and will include sample poems, writing prompts, and workshop. 

Meet Your Instructor

Piper Writers Studio Instructor Andrea Scarpino

Andrea Scarpino is the author of the poetry collections Once Upon Wing Lake (Four Chambers Press, 2017), What the Willow Said as it Fell (Red Hen Press, 2016) and Once, Then (Red Hen Press, 2014). She received a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and an MFA from The Ohio State University. She has published in numerous journals, is co-editor of Nine Mile Magazine, and served as Poet Laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula 2015-2017.