As part of the National Poetry Coalition’s programming initiative, Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body, Dodge Poetry is launching the month-long Whose Body? Project next month.
Whose Body? is a question that arose time and again as we considered the theme of Poetry & the Body. It’s a question that emerges when we consider many different issues, including body image, body trauma, environment & the body, the marginalized body, the incarcerated body, body politics, healing & the body, the gendered body, the non-gendered body, and senses & the body.
The Whose Body? Project will feature several components during the month of March, which you can read about in more detail here, including
- Videos of eight poets reading work that speaks to the question Whose Body? from different points of view. A new video will be posted to our Tumblr page twice a week throughout March
- A #WhoseBody social media takeover day in mid-March, designed to help us speak back to the photoshopped, filtered and unrealistic images of bodies that fill our screens every day
Today, we’re opening registration for a special event at the end of March, Whose Body? Celebration & Reclamation. This event will feature
- a dozen poets
- performances and readings
- small group conversations, and
- writing activities
…all approaching the question Whose Body? from many points of view.
The Celebration, open to the public, will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Princeton, NJ from 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration required.