Write To Connect will do two workshops on the body poetics of moving past the "sentence" at Rose Manor. This is a residential treatment program for women who have elected to live here as an alternative to prison and losing custody of their kids. I imagine, being "sentenced" in the legal sense, is like diagnosis in the medical or bureaucratic sense. As when, last week, Social Security required me to go to a doctor to redetermine my "the extent of my deformity": so they could determine whether I could get health care or not. How it stings and stays with you, but the process os word toward an option.
How sentences are binding in terms of a system's great churning, consequence and getting low to get help/options. But sentences can be exploded, reworked, healed, revised through poetry...I am meditating on that now in preparation for meeting these women on their journeys.
Friday, May 17, 2013
can experimental poetry provide a release/new pathway for those who have been "sentenced"
Posted by Amber DiPietra at 10:59 AM
, where this blog lives now. because it can be read and posted to through that app, one-handed, on my back, by a body of water, or in the cool olive green light above my mattress. This is articulation my spine had not dreamed of before. Tweets by @thebodypoetik
My blog lived on Tumblr for a minute
because it is so much easier to access from my phone. fallinginrealtime.tumblr This is the feed. No, I don't like it. I can't add another virtual box. I'll make due with Twitter.