Conference Schedule 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
The Intersection of the Personal and the Political in Poetry with Cathy Linh Che
Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Heritage, University Club (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Poetry, Social Justice
Tags: Politics, Futurity, Mythology, Image, Voice
About the Session
How do we make our poetry personal? How do we make it political? What techniques can we use to make our poetry bridge the gap between these modes? In this session, participants will explore the intersection between the two, examining how poetry can bear witness to history, document our time, and imagine new futures. We will explore how to use mythology and the speculative, the recurring image, the collective voice, and the intersection between image and text to make our poems both intimate and politically powerful.