A Poetics Of Noticing: Poetry Of/On/From Work — Workshop with Krystal Languell

“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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Krystal Languell

Krystal Languell was born in South Bend, Indiana. Her most recent book is Gray Market (1913 Press, 2016). She published Archive Theft, a collection of interviews with women poets, with Essay Press in 2015. She is the recipient of a Poetry Project Emerge-Surface-Be fellowship (2013-2014) and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council workspace residency (2014-2015). Development Director for Belladonna* Collaborative and publisher of the feminist poetry journal Bone Bouquet, Languell also works as a freelance bookkeeper for small presses and teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.