Experiments in Form — 5-Session Workshop with Cyrée Jarelle Johnson

From Solmaz Sharif’s LOOK to Chase Bergrun’s RED erasure has emerged as the dominant form of the present moment.

We will consider the lineages of new and revitalized forms, including erasure poems, golden shovels, and American sonnets, while creating and excavating new forms.

This course is the second part of The Function of (Inherited) Form, but all are welcome to register.

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Cyrée Jarelle Johnson

Cyrée Jarelle Johnson is a writer and librarian living in New York City. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Review, and Rewire News. He has given speeches and lectures at The White House, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, Tufts University, and Mother Bethel AME Church, among other venues. His work has been profiled on PBS Newshour, Rooted in Rights, and Mashable. Cyrée Jarelle has received fellowships and grants from Culture/Strike, Leeway Foundation, Astraea Foundation, Rewire.News/Disabled Writers, Columbia University, and the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund. He is a founding member of The Harriet Tubman Collective and The Deaf Poets Society. His first book of poetry SLINGSHOT is available from Nightboat Books. Find Cyrée Jarelle on the internet @cyreejarelle or www.cyreejarellejohnson.com.