What motivates a writer to push outside the lines? In this workshop, we’ll view written language as a material with texture, sound, and visual aspect. Many contemporary poets are contributing to a lineage of poets who experimented with visual elements of writing to express ideas (often linked to social ideals) they felt couldn’t be conveyed otherwise. These poets view their materials—surface, type, ink, among others—as part of their poetry. Read more here & you can register there too!
Classes are 6PM–7:30PM CST on 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
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I’ll be reading from my new book, Sisyphusina, with Adam O. Davis via Zoom for the Utah Humanities Festival 2020, on Thursday, 10/1 at 7PM MST! It’s open to the public, and free, and you can find out more about the festival and the reading here: A Poetic Evening with Shira Dentz and Adam O’Davis
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I’ll be teaching a one-day, 4-hour online Chance Operations workshop (all genres & levels welcome!) at the Hudson Writers Valley Center on the last Saturday of September! Hope you’ll check it out here, and if you’re interested, register! It’s going to be great! September 26 @ 12:30–430PM
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This past Thursday eve (9/12/20), Kathryn Cowles, Dexter Booth, and I read from our new books in the new and virtual Into the Aethernet reading series, hosted by Adrienne Dodt and Marie Larsen! So many people came out, & from all over the country, it was amazing and really warming for everyone involved. The event was recorded, and I’ll post the Youtube video of it as soon as it’s ready to be posted!
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The annual Boston Poetry Marathon is online this year, and I’m happy to be reading with so many great writers spread over two days, August 6–7–8! I’m reading on Thursday, August 6th at 9:10PM EST, and the full line-up and zoom link can be accessed here and here’s the Marathon’s formal site.
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Join Iowa City Poetry for its July date of its new monthly virtual reading series, “Today You Are Perfect.” ICP brings poets and artists and listeners together to share their words. Afterward, everyone has the option to participate in a small question and answer session.
The Lineup: Lupita Eyde-Tucker, Raia Lichen, Shira Dentz
Say hello to the new issue of Apartment Poetry! I’m thrilled to have five poems in this issue along with my incredible zine neighbors Valerie Hsiung, Kristen Ihns, Paul Cunningham, Kelly Clarke, and Daniel D’Angelo. I love this issue, and Apartment Poetry in general, and am particularly appreciative of editors Jack Snyder & Bryan Koen & Michael Joseph Walsh at Apartment for their valuing and showcasing truly experimental work that is often hard to place. You can read my poems here and the whole issue here.
Sisyphusina and the Myth of Separation by Adrienne Dodt
“Fonts are often meant to be unobtrusive, invisible, so as not to distract from a text’s meaning. Dentz challenges this in much of her work by enhancing the text. Different sizes and bolding are used to emphasize some words over others. Text is interrupted by image, and one must read around and within images. Text is not an inert entity. It is a visible manifestation of thought. Text is embodied.” Read the entire review by Adrienne Dodt at Entropy Magazinehere
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