Jul 23rd 2022

Forms & Features Online with Cecilia Caballero

@ Poetry Foundation


Opening Saturday, July 23rd, from 1PM - 3PM

All are welcome to to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, RSVP Required

“The Uses of Anger”: Writing Our Wellness With Love, Rage, and Healing, with Cecilia Caballero.

In this generative poetry workshop, Cecilia Caballero will draw on poet Audre Lorde’s essay, “The Uses of Anger” and other BIPOC poets to explore the institutional and interpersonal dimensions of love, rage, and healing through a feminist and social justice framework. Through mindfulness and self-reflective prompts, participants will learn about ways to skillfully respond to our anger, our vulnerabilities, and our emotions. Participants will also explore how the inner work of healing can strengthen relationships with ourselves, each other, and our communities through the tender and liberatory practice of poetics. Participants can expect to walk away with a toolkit of exercises and new poetry drafts. No previous poetry experience necessary.

Based in Los Angeles, Cecilia Caballero (she/her/ella) is an Afro-Chicana poet, creative nonfiction writer, adjunct professor of Ethnic Studies, and co-editor of the bestselling book The Chicana Motherwork Anthology. Cecilia’s poetry and prose has been published in Dryland, Epiphany, The Acentos Review, Raising Mothers, Gathering: A Women Who Submit Anthology, and elsewhere and her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart and a Rhysling. She is also an alum of workshops and fellowships with Tin House, Macondo, and the Women’s National Book Association. As a teaching artist, Cecilia’s mission is to cultivate more communal spaces of storytelling and social justice for BIPOC folks and she has been invited to facilitate workshops at East Los Angeles College, the University of Arizona, and San Jose State University, among others. Twitter: @la_sangre_llama

Registration is required; space is limited. To register, email library@poetryfoundation.org with the date and time of the session you would like to attend. If you would like to attend more than one workshop this month, please let us know which topic and session time is your first choice, second choice, etc. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s wishes while allowing as many people to participate in these workshops as is possible. This program is for adult participants, aged 18 and older.

Closed captioning is available via Google Meet. We are happy to provide ASL interpretation. Please let us know at least one week in advance, if possible, if you would benefit from an ASL interpreter in attendance. If you would benefit from any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing library@poetryfoundation.org. To learn more about Google Meet’s built-in accessibility features visit https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7313544?hl=en.


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