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Saturday, October 29 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Poetics of the Non-Western Myth

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Western myths--Greek, Roman, Biblical, etc.---are so ubiquitous in literature that a poet may reasonably assume the audience's foreknowledge and thus take liberties in their symbolism without the burden of context. This generative workshop will tackle weaving myths into poetry that may be lesser known to an English-speaking audience: how to widen and flip a narrative until it becomes your own creation, and whether context is necessary or simply an ethnocentric expectation.

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Divyasri Krishnan

Divyasri Krishnan is the author of PRIMORDIAL KNOWLEDGE (Bottlecap Press). Her poetry is published or forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Muzzle Magazine, Hobart Pulp, and elsewhere. She studies at Carnegie Mellon University, and she reads for the Adroit Journal.

Saturday October 29, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Buhl 026