This workshop will explore the poetry and poetics of food, culture, and the environment. Questions will guide our discussion: What do you eat? What are your food traditions? What are your familial, national, or ethnic customs? Where are you from? What is your relationship to the environment and other living beings? Based on prompts, we will free-write, draft, and share writing techniques and strategies for revision. Possible readings will include work by Camille Dungy, Robert Hass, Joy Harjo, Javier Huerta, and Patrick Rosal.
Register online, or call 414-263-5001.
Registration in this workshop includes admission to Craig Santos Perez's reading with Garrett Caples on Saturday, October 8 at 7 PM.
Join us on Thursday, October 6 at 6 PM for an informal discussion of Craig Santos Perez's poetry led by UWM Professor, and 2010-2012 Milwaukee Poet Laureate, Brenda Cárdenas. This discussion is FREE and open to the public. No prior knowledge of Craig Santos Perez's writing is necessary.
Dr. Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamorro from the Pacific Island of Guam. He is the co-editor of two anthologies of Pacific literature, co-founder of Ala Press, and the author of three books of poetry, most recently from unincorporated territory [guma’], which received the American Book Award in 2015. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the U of San Francisco, and a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the U of California, Berkeley. He is an associate professor in the English department and affiliate faculty with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the Indigenous Politics Program at the U of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, where he teaches courses in Pacific Literature, Food Writing, and Eco-Poetry.
Made possible with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.