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Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


The Exploration and Exploitation of Poetic Bodies with Maritza N. Estrada, Erin Noehre

Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: 
Tooker, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): 
Craft Talk, Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Mixed Genre, Poetry
Tags: The Body, Emotion, Grief, Guilt

About the Session

In this session, we will dive into a deeper understanding of the poetic and imagined body by looking deeper into our own definitions of exploitation and exploration. Part of the session will press on language often used in connection to the body to explore the presence of emotion internally and how that may manifest externally. We will try to focus on the visualization of the poetic body and discuss its formation in poems from the perspectives of different writers. Taking these visualizations, we will try to map out the connection between the bodies we form in poems and how they are able to carry grief, guilt, and acts of atonement. This will be partially explored via brief presentations on contemporary poems, drawing/sketching, and a generative prompt. The goal of this session is to guide us to a better understanding of how we make sense of our complex identities through poems and how to ensure we are intentional about our practices with the imagined self.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Photograph of Martiza Estrada

Maritza N. Estrada is a first-year MFA student in Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She is the recipient of the 2019 Virginia G. Piper Creative Research Fellowship, winner of the Mabelle A. Lyon Poetry Award, and recently participated in Winter Tangerine's workshop at Poet's House. Her work can be found in Río Grande Review, The Flat Waters Stirs: An Anthology of Emerging Nebraska Poets, Misbehaving Nebraskans Anthology, and 13th Floor Magazine. Estrada was born in Washington, raised in Nebraska, and is marking residencia in Arizona

Photograph of Erin Noehre

Erin Noehre is a Midwestern-born poet currently living and writing in Tempe, Arizona where she is an M.F.A. candidate at Arizona State University and an associate editor at Hayden’s Ferry Review. She is the recipient of an Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship from the Graduate College at Arizona State University as well as the Dr. Russell Brock Memorial Scholarship for Non-Technical Writing. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming from The Poetry Spot in AZCentral, Northern Lights (2016 award for best poetry), and Sonora Review.