On Friday, November 13 poet Jenny Yang Cropp will lead a writing workshop on “Writing Against the Grain: Subverting Gender Violence Through Poetry” from 11:00 to 12 pm in Room 202, Centennial Student Union, Minnesota State University, Mankato.
This event is free and open to the public.
This workshop will be a safe and nurturing environment in which to discuss how writing about gender violence can be both therapeutic and subversive. Cropp will discuss alternatives to the dominant narratives about gender violence and offer poetic techniques for resisting and subverting those narratives.
Jenny Yang Cropp is the author of one poetry collection, String Theory (Mongrel Empire Press, 2015), and one chapbook, Hanging the Moon (RockSaw Press, 2010). Her work was recently anthologized in Nodin Press’s Anthology of Poetry, and her poems have appeared in various journals including Ecotone, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Boxcar Poetry Review. She teaches English at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and is completing a Ph.D. in English at the University of South Dakota.
The Good Thunder Reading Series is presenting this talk in collaboration with the Women’s Center.