5/26/2019 RHINO Poetry Forum: Workshop with Teresa Dzieglewic

Evanston Public Library
ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room
Church & Orrington

January 27, 2019, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

“Poetry cannot block a bullet or still a sjambok, but it can bear witness to brutality—thereby cultivating a flower in a graveyard."-Nelson Mandela

How can poetry contribute to the conversation around contemporary and historical events in unique ways? What are some of the ethical considerations in the role of the poet as historical recorder? In this workshop, we will explore these questions through the work of contemporary poets, as well as engage in generative exercises to explore our own unique voices and experiences of witness.

Teresa Dzieglewicz is an educator, Pushcart Prize-winning poet, and a co-director of the Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa (Defenders of the Water School) at Standing Rock Reservation. She received her MFA from Southern Illinois University, where she received the Academy of American Poets Prize. She has received fellowships from New Harmony Writer's Workshop, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and the NY Mills Arts Retreat. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in the Pushcart Prize XLII, Best New Poets, Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere.The RHINO Poetry Forum Workshop & Peer Exchange is more than a hammer-and-nail workshop. In existence since the 1970s, its goal has always been to present diverse views on poetry and poetics, as well as to exchange poems for critiquing, in which everyone, including RHINO Poetry editors and past leaders, participate as peers. All poets are invited.