Lynden Sculpture Garden & Woodland Pattern Book Center are excited to host poet & essayist Anne Boyer! As fall writer-in-residence Boyer will give a reading at Woodland Pattern on Friday, December 9, and conduct a two-day workshop at Lynden on Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This is a workshop in the poetics of alchemical insurgency and the insurgent alchemical. How do we take what we already have and turn it into what we want? What do we do with what we want when we get it? Over two days, we will conduct research into varieties of transformation and their literary possibilities and impossibilities, including but not limited to experiments in transmuting texts, investigatory desiring, diamond gleaning, trash eating, temporal dislocation, spatial disruption, and conceptual metabolisms. Participants are encouraged to bring old journals, correspondence, notes, images, natural objects, problematic texts, and other used, worn out, or impossible materials from which to work.
Saturday, December 10 | 1-5 PM
Sunday, December 11 | 10 AM-12 PM; a public reading and reception will follow at 1 PM
Anne Boyer & Juliet Patterson
Friday, December 9 | 7 PM
at Woodland Pattern Book Center
$8 General | $7 Students & Seniors | $6 WPBC Members
FREE for workshop participants
Anne Boyer is a poet and essayist whose books include The Romance of Happy Workers, My Common Heart, and the 2016 CLMP Firecracker award-winning Garments Against Women which Maureen McLane described in The New York Times as “a sad, beautiful, passionate book that registers the political economy of literature and of life itself.” Boyer’s work has been translated into a number of languages including Icelandic, Spanish, Persian, and Swedish, and in the spring of 2013, her chapbook, A Form of Sabotage, was published by the theory collective Kült Neşriyat in Turkish translation. Boyer’s other chapbooks include Anne Boyer’s Good Apocalypse, Art is War, and The 2000s. With Guillermo Parra and Cassandra Gillig, she has translated the work of 20th century Venezuelan poets Victor Valera Mora, Miguel James, and Miyo Vestrini. With K. Silem Mohammad, she was a founding editor of the poetry journal, Abraham Lincoln. Boyer is a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, a four year college of Art and Design, where she teaches writing, literature, and theory in the school of the Liberal Arts. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.