The 1940’s UK poetry scene saw the emergence of the New Apocalyptics movement (of which, the most recognizable poet in the US was Dylan Thomas) which responded to the political turbulence of Europe in the mid-twentieth century. This generative workshop will turn to poetry from the 20th century and the contemporary moment that may give us guidance during the turbulence of the COVID-era. Writers we will turn to for inspiration include Robert Hayden, Ada Limon, Muriel Rukeyser, francine j harris, Jos Charles, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Lyn Hejinian, and others.
Anthony Sutton resides on former Akokisas, Atakapa, Karankawa, and Sana land (currently named Houston, TX), as an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor fellow at the University of Houston’s Creative Writing and Literature PhD program and teaches in the community for Grackle and Grackle. The author of the poetry collection Particles of a Stranger Light (Veliz Books, 2023), Anthony’s poetry has appeared in Grist, guesthouse, Gulf Coast, The Journal, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, Oversound, Quarter After Eight, Southern Indiana Review, Zone 3, the anthology In the Tempered Dark: Contemporary Poets Transcending Elegy, and elsewhere. With Michael C. Peterson, they are co-editor of the Unsung Masters volume on the Black Arts-adjacent poet Tom Postell.