The InternationalWomen's Writing Guild
What is the relationship of women to work, to labor in its myriad personal and political iterations? How do we convey this relationship through poetry?
This intimate workshop will focus on how contemporary women poets treat work in their poems. During each of the 90-min webinars we will closely study one poet and a sampling of her work, engaging in rich and open discussion about how formal poetic choices dialogue with content. Generative exercises informed by these discussions will be offered each week so that we may conceive of our own understanding of labor through our writing, especially during our current moment.
Vanessa Jimenez Gabb is the author of Images for Radical Politics, which was the Editor's Choice in the 2015 Rescue Press Black Box Poetry Prize contest; and the forthcoming Pink Salt (Rescue Press, 2021). She is a graduate of Poly Prep Country Day School in NYC and Tufts University, and received an MA in English from St. John’s University and an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry from CUNY Brooklyn College, where she was the recipient of the 2010 Himan Brown Award in Poetry. In 2012, she founded the literary project, Five Quarterly, with debut writer Crissy Van Meter. She has taught at St. John’s University and Newark Academy, and for Brooklyn Poets and the International Women’s Writing Guild. Currently, she offers private tutorials and editing services. She is from and lives in Brooklyn, NY