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GWA Online Workshop: Approaching Poetic Self-Portraiture with Malcolm Tariq

September 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Not really a form, the poetic self-portrait is a versatile practice that uses images and metaphors to reveal information about a subject. Some are self-reflective, while others directly address the reader. In many ways, the self-portrait is a step towards the persona poem. In this workshop, we will discover the many faces of the poetic self-portrait and begin exercises to usher us into creating our own.

Malcolm Tariq is a poet and playwright from Savannah, Georgia. He is the author of Heed the Hollow (Graywolf, 2019), winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry. His plays have been developed by Working Title Playwrights and Brave New World Repertory Theatre. He was a 2016-2017 playwriting apprentice at Horizon Theatre Company (Atlanta, GA) and is a 2020-2021 resident playwright with Liberation Theatre Company (New York, NY). Malcolm is a graduate of Emory University and holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he is the Programs and Communications Manager at Cave Canem, a home for Black poetry.

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September 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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