How can poetry be a decolonial practice? This workshop asks participants to engage with a range of decolonial literary and performative practices. We will be looking at work and translations by Leonel Rugama, Ángelamaría Dávila, Mickey Negrón, Rubén Dario, Julia de Burgos, Craig Santos Perez, Bad Bunny, Marigloria Palma, and Tego Calderón, among others. We will also look at forms of performance that have taken part in strikes, protests, and social movements.
The workshop will include writing and performative exercises. Students are invited to bring their own work, as well as examples of poets who influence their ideas toward a decolonial poetics.