Workshop W/ Heather Taylor Johnson: The Poetry Of Bodily Trauma

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The Poetry of Bodily Trauma and how to Contain its Explosion

'It is always what is under pressure in us, especially under pressure of concealment – that explodes in poetry.' Adrienne Rich

In this workshop writer and editor Heather Taylor Johnson will guide participants on how to nd language for the unspeakable.
Why is poetry the form in which such explosions can take place, and how can poetry’s qualities be harnessed to explode the experience of trauma? What must hold together, and what can fall apart? Heather Taylor Johnson, writer and editor of Shaping the Fractured Self: Poetry of chronic illness and pain, will guide you through ways to nd a language for the unspeakable, for conditions kept quiet and experiences communicated in groans and grunts.
This workshop will help you take those experiences and shape them into poetry.

Refreshments will be provided.

Heather Taylor Johnson's is the editor of Shaping the Fractured Self: Poetry of chronic illness and pain (UWA Publishing, 2017) and author of the novel Jean Harley Was Here (UQP, 2017), among others.
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UWA WINTERarts 2017
1 - 29 July

Escape the winter gloom and experience the best in art, literature, music and ideas during the 2017 UWA WINTERarts season. There are exhibitions, concerts, literary events, skills workshops, tours and a dedicated children’s program for the school holidays.

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