Showing posts from August, 2020

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

  Thanks to the inimitable Kelsey St. Press   for setting me up to offer this pleasure and poetics workshop  Via Zoom August 30 6p - 730 PDT Drawing 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.  RSVP  here About KSP 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


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. — amber dipietra (@thebodypoetik) August 22, 2020 from Twitter August 21, 2020 at 10:01PM via IFTTT

Working on a flow

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.

Prideland: LGBTQ+ Culture in the Rural South

Hannah hired me to give a workshop on the intersection of disability justice and LGBTQIA+ rights at Metro St. Pete's youth camp last summer. Looking forward to seeing her film. Weds, Aug 12, 7p EST WEDU, click on image to RSVP Hannah Powell (she/they) is a queer, non-binary lesbian activist and artist from Florida. They are passionate about documenting and elevating the experiences of LGBTQ+ people living in the South, specifically peop They graduated from Rollins College in 2018 with a dual degree in Critical Media and Cultural Studies and Sexuality, Women's, and Gender Studies. Hannah's thesis documentary, "Let's Escape Into the Music: A Cross-Generational Oral History of Orlando LGBTQ+ Spaces," explored the history and role of queer nightlife in Central Florida, and centered the impact of hate-motivated violence on queer Floridians through a series of interviews. The film won audience awards across Florida, and the project cemented Hannah's desire to me

the bod poe is happy to hear that:

Sex Down South (an ATL -based, WOC lead annual event) announced their first virtual con, which includes hardship ticket pricing. Woodhull has also gone virtual, with four online events coming up in August. Panels will include sex and cannabis medicine; Covid pandemic compared to AIDS crisis response; sex-positive Christianity; and more .


Always record your doctors. #Covid #medicalrationing #disabled — amber dipietra (@thebodypoetik) August 3, 2020 from Twitter August 03, 2020 at 02:32AM via IFTTT

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