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Rad(ical) Poetry Consortium

DreamYard's Rad(ical) Poetry Consortium is a two day-long institute that honors the poet as a member of community; it is for poets for whom community is an integral part of their work, both on the page and off. Faculty - José Olivarez & Aracelis Girmay - will lead participants through generative & transformative workshops that will couch the poem & poet in community (context, lineage, canon, etc.). With Shira Erlichman, Marwa Helal, Vincent Toro & Ama Codjoe there will be workshops on form as rad(ical) practice and workshops on & rooted in rad(ical) pedagogy, all workshops including some generative aspect. Throughout the two days there will be plentiful opportunity to connect & build with your fellow fellows, to share work, ideas, trajectories, bochinche, favorite poems, favorite tunes. The first day will end with a pizza party & open-mic at DreamYard, and the second day will end in a public event (location tbd) in which fellows & faculty will be invited to read their work.

The cost is set at $300 for the two days of workshops (meals included), though we are working to provide as much scholarship funding as we can - there will be at least one scholarship for a Bronx-based poet.

June 20th at 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
June 21st at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Apply here by Sunday, March 31, 2019.*

DreamYard alumni, teaching artists and community members and emerging community-oriented poets are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM (EST) on Sunday, March 31st, 2019*. There are slots for 30 poets. We will have responses back to you within a few weeks of the deadline.

*Updated Application Submission Date. Previously, Applications were requested by March 1, 2019.

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