This workshop is designed for oppressed communities (especially people of color) to write about their oppressions as demons, charting a journey of healing from beginning to end. We will examine the use of history in poetry, allowing our demons, ancestors, and many selves to converse. What violences must be named? & how did they come to be? What stories/magic/medicine have forgotten, & what can be recovered? This course demands the poet return for whatever pieces of themselves have been left behind due to colonial/neocolonial or other oppressive processes in order to witness a possible future.
Registration begins June 15th
Workshop runs July 1st-Aug 12th
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"Three-Headed Serpent" digital chapbook
published in 2016
A mini chapbook about the movement of curanderismo,
Mexican folk healing, in Ariana's family. Told through poems,
the chapbook is a research project involving family interviews
which focus on gender, race, migration, and spirituality.