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"It wasn't Paris, but it passed the time." This morning. I had my usual Bustelo (altho the light, the darkness, I'm sure the owners of this food co. are Latino Republicans) but also now I've totally switched to instant which is tasty enough in #Cuban espresso form. https://t.co/RsWmUimX11 — amber dipietra (@thebodypoetik) September 22, 2020
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September 22, 2020 at 01:19PM
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Disability and Sexuality Access Network Visioning Meeting

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Join us on Sep 23, 2020 08:00 PM EST via Zoom for our first DASAN visioning meeting about what DASAN can be as a collective. I co-founded this organization with my colleague Cassandra Perry.How can we lift the voices of artists, activists, researchers, educators and others working at the intersection of disability justice and sexual freedom? How can we strengthen our networks, tackle access issues together, create more paths to development, and how can we give peer support to each other?If you have not already signed up, click here to RSVP or contact us with any questions at weare@dasanetwork.org.



The Poetics of Pleasure with Amber DiPietra. August 30, 2020

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Thanks to the inimitable Kelsey St. Press  for setting me up to offer this pleasure and poetics workshop Via ZoomAugust 30 6p - 730 PDTDrawing from somatic practices, sensory awareness exercises, and holistic sex education, this workshop will be an exploration in how poetics and pleasure can build on each and bend toward personal and social liberation. 
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The press was founded in 1974 to address the marginalization of women writers by small press and mainstream publishers. From the beginning, we linked our editorial policy to a poetics of allowance, encouraging women to write directly from their own creative imperatives, and to a poetics of inclusion that embraces racial and cultural diversity. In the eighties, we instituted a series of cross-genre collaborative works between poets and visual artists. A decade later, as our list included more established writers, we created the Frances Jaffer Book Award and, then, the FIRSTS! series to ensure continued support of emergi…

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I'm offering The Poetics of Pleasure, Zoom workshop for @KelseyStPress Aug 30th 6pm PDT. Drawing from somatic practices, sensory awareness exercises, and holistic sex ed, how poetry can build our muscle for pleasure. https://t.co/zXb4KdY6ll — amber dipietra (@thebodypoetik) August 22, 2020
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August 21, 2020 at 10:01PM
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Working on a flow

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for a poetics of pleasure class I'm teaching next week, I of course think of Gaston Bachelard's Poetics of Space. I find this in it."A creature that hides and 'withdraws into its shell,' is preparing a 'way out.' This is true of the entire scale of metaphors, from the resurrection of a man in his grave, to the sudden outburst of one who has long been silent. If we remain at the heart of the image under consideration, we have the impression that, by staying in the motionlessness of its shell, the creature is preparing temporal explosions, not to say whirlwinds, of being.”So fitting for the careful, the understated, the abiding pleasures of a time like Covid. So hopeful in it's way.

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