Poetry and the Police: Is a Resistant and/or Revolution-aligned Literature Possible? Could We Create One Together? Would We Even Want To? If We Did, What Would We Do? — Master Class with Juliana Spahr
I’m imagining a somewhat rambling discussion of these issues. One in which during the first hour, we talk about some examples. I will provide a PDF in advance of this workshop that will have some recommended but not required reading. It might have some work by Cesaire, Baraka, Brooks. It might have some inaugural poems as examples of what not to do. It might have some essay by Reclus, Dalton, and others. Then out of that, in the hours after, I hope we can produce together some imaginings of some anti-state poetry institutions yet to be created. In the month after the workshop, participants will be welcome to send me a letter about these issues and about their own work and how it relates to these issues and some creative work too for me to read and I will respond with a letter back.