In March 2018, the Poetry Coalition launched Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body, its second annual programming initiative. For this collaborative effort, each organization in the Poetry Coalition brought its unique mission to the task of presenting programs and projects on the theme of the body. The phrase “Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live” is an excerpt from U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith’s poem "Flores Woman" from her collection Duende, which won the James Laughlin Award in 2006.
Here at the Poetry Center, we chose to focus on trans and non-binary experience, and this month's blog posts have reflected an exciting array of writers whose contributions varied from lists of their influences to essays to literary criticism. Here's what you might have missed.
Where My Dreaming And My Loving Live by TC Tolbert
Tucson's Poet Laureate TC Tolbert Kicked off the month with an essay on the power of poetry and transitions
E.G. Asher gave us insight into the books that shaped the writing of Natality
Wren also visited World of Words to bring us some kid-friendly books that focus on inclusivity
THE RULE IS FLUX by tanner menard
This native writer's winding essay is a powerful manifesto-of-sorts you'll return to again and again
Her reading was canceled due to unavoidable winter storms, but check out this look into her books in our library
Amador's encounter with art and family is breathtaking and haunting
Unapologetic Queer Leadership in the Middle School Classroom by Benny Sisson
Sisson writes about being a queer teaching artist in the Writing the Community program and being a queer leader in the classroom
A Little History of Whatever: The Big Picture by Trevor Dane Ketner
The fourth installment in this series examining journals, why writers write them, and what happens after
Ching-In Chen gave us insight into the books that shaped the writing of recombinant