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t'ai freedom ford

Piper Writers Studio Visiting Writer 2019

About t'ai freedom ford

t’ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher and Cave Canem Fellow. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in The African American Review, Apogee, Bomb Magazine, Calyx, Drunken Boat, Electric Literature, Gulf Coast, Kweli, Tin House, Obsidian, Poetry, and others. Most recently she has won awards from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and is a 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship inaugural fellow. Winner of the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize, her first poetry collection, how to get over is available from Red Hen Press. Her second poetry collection, & more black, is with Augury Books. ford lives and loves in Brooklyn where she is an editor at No, Dear Magazine.

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Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Type: Performative Workshop, Workshop
Genre: Poetry

Join New York poet, educator, and editor, t’ai freedom ford for a three-hour workshop hosted by the Piper Writers Studio. By definition, archeology is the study of human history through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains. By definition, poetry is a similar pursuit: poets excavate sites (and sights), unearth and examine artifacts in an attempt to understand humanity. In this way, we will consider memories, familial & emotional wounds, and personal geographies as artifact in order to get at a specific moment in time.