Join us on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 2:00pm Central for a generative workshop with featured poet Nen G. Ramirez.
Puzzle Poems: a Workshop on Invented Forms
In this workshop, Nen G Ramirez will introduce you to two of their invented forms inspired by logic and language puzzles, the sudoku sestina and the container puzzle.They will break down the characteristics of each form and how they were born in hospital settings from the need to discuss self-advocacy and autonomy within psychiatric treatment and to challenge the concept of the Recovery Narrative. They will also discuss the process of inventing one’s own form and the possibilities that can emerge from constraint.
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ACCESS NOTES: The reading will take place virtually via Zoom with Zoom and Otter.ai auto captions. An ASL interpreter will be present. Access copies of poems will be made available via Google Docs. Our Access Statement will be read before we begin.
Recommended for attendees 16 years and above.
Nen G Ramirez is a nonbinary Chicanx writer from Adrian, MI. They have a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan and an MFA in poetry from the University of Minnesota. They are also an editor at Viscerama Magazine, a nonprofit literary journal for Michigan youth. Their work can be found in Split Lip Magazine, Electric Literature, Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. Their chapbook, All Women Are Born Wailing, won the 2022 Acentos Book Prize and was published by Nomadic Press.