“Sorry for the shameless self-promotion!” Together we will consider in/visible and un/compensated work, noting how an infrastructure of free labor undergirds our contemporary poetry community. I will provide activities and writing prompts oriented toward a poetics of noticing: who makes our poetry possible? and then: who makes it visible? We will create poetic documents from errands and emails, but don’t worry we will also clock out and write poems of happy hour and stray moments of solitude too. This workshop will be grounded in the fact that nothing just happens. Readings will include work from Susan Briante, Sarah Vap, Carmen Giménez Smith, Ronaldo Wilson, and others.
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