What is left in the wake of violence and grief? How does one give voice to the unspeakable?
In this generative workshop we will consider trauma and recovery through themes of acknowledgement, witnessing, advocacy, and remembrance. The work of established poets will be presented and much time will be devoted to personal reflection and the creation of new work. Attendees will also be invited to offer existing work for collaborative discussion and feedback. Human suffering is an unsparing hand that touches us all. We need to talk—and write—about this. Poetic seekers of all levels of experience are welcome.
Stacy Nigliazzo is an emergency room nurse and the award-winning author of two full-length poetry collections: Scissored Moon & Sky the Oar (Press 53). Her work has appeared in JAMA, Thrush, and the Beloit Poetry Journal, among other publications. She is co-editor of Red Sky, Poetry on the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women (Sable Books, 2016), and presently serves as the east coast poetry editor of Pulse, Voices From the Heart of Medicine (Montefiore Medical Center, NY). Stacy has taught poetry workshops in Texas and North Carolina, most recently at the High Road Festival of Poetry & Short Fiction in Winston-Salem (March, 2019).