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Poetry as Overwinter :: Wakefulness in a Time of Stillness & Big Sleeps

Join CBAW and Rosebud Ben-Oni for a workshop where we will explore what it means to roam and carry one’s self through various landscapes as other life hibernates and briefly exits the winter season of stillness and big sleeps. What does it mean to live in a realm emptied and yet not devoid of life? How can this be a period of joy and discovery?

Rosebud Ben-Oni is the winner of the 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery, forthcoming in 2021, and the author of turn around, BRXGHT XYXS (Get Fresh Books, 2019). She is a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and CantoMundo. Her work appears in POETRY, The American Poetry Review,, The Poetry Review (UK), Tin House, Guernica, Black Warrior Review, Prairie Schooner, Electric Literature, TriQuarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, among others. Her poem “Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark” was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, and published by The Kenyon Review Online.  She writes for The Kenyon Review blog. She recently edited a special chemistry poetry portfolio for Pleiades, and is finishing a series called The Atomic Sonnets, in honor of the Periodic Table’s 150th Birthday.

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