The Poetry Project


Abject Portal(s): 5-Session Workshop with Dianca London Potts

Through a diverse selection of creative works, revelatory prompts, and engaged discussion, we’ll collectively explore the possibilities of embracing abjection, body horror, and the sensory as generative portals. Participants will unearth new ways to invite fissures and fractures into their creative practice and spark the cultivation of new works and approaches to craft. Participants will also learn how to incorporate artifacts, new media, and theory into their work to further excavate, channel, and conjure new forms and landscapes within their writing. Together, we’ll uncover the narrative potential of what disturbs, rattles, and haunts. Participants should arrive open to sharing work that is in-progress and/or fragmented. Participants will also receive written feedback on their work throughout the course.