Poetry of Resistance with JP Howard
This 4-hour workshop is on Zoom. It is $124.
During this one-day intensive, participants will write and read poetry as both a form of resistance and political activism. Poets have a long history of using poetry to speak out against injustices. In this generative workshop, writers will respond to both current day events and historical injustices with their own poems of resistance. There will be a discussion on how poets can use archival materials, including but not limited to, historical speeches, videos, newspaper/journal articles, artifacts, as well as, actual poems of resistance to create their own poems of resistance. The class will read and react to the poetry of June Jordan, Audre Lorde, t’ai freedom ford, Willie Perdomo, Danez Smith, Denice Frohman, Mahogany L. Browne, Rosamond King, and others.
JP Howard is an author, educator, literary activist, curator and community builder. Her debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR (The Operating System), was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. She is also the author of bury your love poems here (Belladonna*) and co-editor of Sinister Wisdom Journal Black Lesbians–We Are the Revolution! JP is a 2020 featured author in Lambda Literary’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools program and was a Split this Rock Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism finalist. She is featured in the Lesbian Poet Trading Card Series from Headmistress Press and was the recipient of Lambda Literary’s Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award. JP has received fellowships and grants from Cave Canem, VONA, Lambda, Astraea and Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). She curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon, a NY based forum offering writers a monthly venue to collaborate. The Salon celebrated its ninth year in 2020, has a large LGBTQ POC membership and is open to all. JP’s poetry and/or essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Slowdown Pocast, The Academy of American Poets poem-a-day series, Anomaly, EOAGH Journal, Apogee Journal, The Feminist Wire, Split this Rock, Muzzle Magazine, The Best American Poetry Blog, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color, Talking Writing, Connotation Press and others. Her poetry is widely anthologized. JP is the Editor-at-Large at Mom Egg Review VOX online and holds a BA from Barnard College, an MFA in Creative Writing from The City College of New York and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. She has facilitated numerous writing workshops, including workshops for Brooklyn Poets, Hudson Valley Writers Center, Apogee Journal, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, and The City College of New York.