This workshop, led by Chicago-based poet Xandria Phillips, will focus on “un-grammar / marring language and the emotional resonance of sound.”
Xandria Phillips is the author of Reasons For Smoking, which won the 2016 Seattle Review chapbook contest judged by Claudia Rankine. She hails from rural Ohio where she was raised on corn, and inherited her grandmother’s fear of open water. Xandria received her BA from Oberlin College, and her MFA from Virginia Tech. Xandria is Winter Tangerine’s associate poetry editor, the poetry editor for Honeysuckle Press and the curator of Love Letters to Spooks, a literary space for Black people. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem and Callaloo. Xandria’s poetry is present or forthcoming in Best New Poets (2016), Bettering American Poetry (2016), Beloit Poetry Journal, The Journal, Nashville Review, Nepantla, Ninth Letter Online, The Offing, and elsewhere. She is currently based in Chicago, Illinois. Find her online at www.xandriaphillips.com.
Pre-register here. $45 per person.
*Discount prices are available for Black women who wish to participate. If you are interested in this option, please contact us via phone at (206) 633-0811 or email at openpoetrybooks(at)gmail(dot)com.