Wednesday, June 6th & Wednesday, June 13th: Sex Poetics: Erotic Writing that Doesn’t Suck

Sex Poetics: Erotic Writing that Doesn’t Suck
Brooklyn Brainery (515 Court St., Brooklyn)
6:30-8pm
$30 for 2 classes, registration required

For poets and non-poets alike!

There’s nothing worse than cheesy sex writing! So, let’s make sure not to propagate that by writing good sex poetry. In Sex Poetics, we’ll read poetry (and some prose) that deals with sex – beautiful sex, raunchy sex, sad sex. Then, we’ll also explore our own voices; we will write poetry or prose-poetry and workshop it (informally), the goal being to create a piece of work that explores our own sensual and sexual ideas (usually loaded with issues of our psyches) while honing our craft. This class is meant for fun, to exercise our creative appetites and share good work with people around us.

From Sappho, Christina Rosseti, Sharon Olds, Kim Addonizio and Adrienne Rich to Marguerite Duras, Ariana Reines, Octavio Paz and Sandra Cisneros to emerging poets in the New York City area, there are plenty of poets that infuse passion and sexuality into their work. Class attendees are welcome to bring poems in as well!

By the 2nd class, the class will produce 1-3 poems, either written based off of fun prompts or organically, and we’ll discuss which poets execute sex well, and which don’t.

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