Nature & the Socio-Political Body

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Mahogany L. Browne
Week 6: July 12 to July 17
ORIENTATION: July 12, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 13-17, 9am-12pm
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

This workshop is part of SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK


This generative workshop will examine poetic techniques by studying conversations between the poet, the social constructs and the laws of nature. Poems by Aracelis Girmay, June Jordan, Rumi & Ross Gay will be utilized as a literary blueprint in this writing experience. This workshop is designed to propel our imaginations as writers and critical thinkers. This is a safe space, and will include writing prompts, poetry analyzation, editing techniques culminating with an opportunity to share out.



Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer, educator, and spoken word poet. She is the author of the YA poetry book Black Girl Magic, and the children’s book Woke Baby. Her poetry collections include Kissing Caskets and Redbone. She co-edited the poetry anthology The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 3: Black Girl Magic and is at work on WOKE: A Young Poets Guide To Justice. Browne is the recipient of numerous literary fellowships and has appeared on BuzzFeed Live, HBO & PBS NEWShour. She is the Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC and the Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College’s MFA Program. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.