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Our Poetry, Our Selves with J. Mae Barizo

Apr 11, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Six Thursdays, April 11–May 16

How do poets grapple with the idea of the self or multiple selves? In this age of digital fragmentation and fake news, notions of authenticity and identity are being challenged. In this class, we will write new poems and study works by Layli Long Soldier, Sarah Gambito, and sam sax that explore aspects of identity. Using writing prompts, memory work, and cross-disciplinary experiments, we will examine how our intersectional identities and those of writers before us interrogate our relationship to our private and public histories. New work and hybrid projects are encouraged.


Class Dates:
Thursday, April 11, 6-8:30pm
Thursday, April 18, 6-8:30pm
Thursday, April 25, 6-8:30pm
Thursday, May 2, 6-8:30pm
Thursday, May 9, 6-8:30pm
Thursday, May 16, 6-8:30pm


J. Mae Barizo is the author of The Cumulus Effect (Four Way Books). Born in Toronto to Filipino immigrants, she is the recipient of fellowships and awards from Bennington College, the Jerome Foundation, and Poets House. A prizewinning poet, critic, and performer, recent work appears in AGNI, Bookforum, Boston Review, and Los Angeles Review of Books. A classically trained musician and a champion of cross-genre work, J. Mae has performed sound/text collaborations with Salman Rushdie, film composer Paul Cantelon, and many more. She teaches writing at Poets House, the New School, and Pratt School of Architecture. She lives in New York City.

Admission $325


Apr 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Stanley Kunitz Conference Room, Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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