Poetry of the 6th Dimension
“Touch has the upper hand, the pavilion, an internal sense or the body itself, closes its veil as the body does its skin,” writes Michel Serres. Be ready to engage a full embodiment of poetic response, moving across multiple dimensions of written expression, summoning language from the vastness of your inner and outer worlds, experience imagination reaching beyond the cerebral and into the sensory. This workshop will be designed for those who are not afraid to take poems off the page either developing a new format for previously written work, collaborating with others (in or out) of the workshop, and honoring the sacredness of the body-temple as a tool for exploration into transcendental realms of visual, audio and of course written expressions of poetic form.
Teaching artist Maureen Alsop, Ph.D. is the author of, Apparition Wren, and several chapbooks including Luminal Equation in the collection Narwhal (Cannibal Press), the dream and the dream you spoke, and 12 Greatest Hits, Nightingale Habit and Origin of Stone. She is the winner of Harpur Palate's Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry and The Bitter Oleander’s Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in various journals including Arsenic Lobster, Typo, The Laurel Review, AGNI, Blackbird, Tampa Review, Action Yes, Drunken Boat, and The Kenyon Review. www.maureenalsop.com