Burrow into familiar vessels and queer them from the inside out with Jubi Arriola-Headley.
About this event
Workshop Description: There are probably a billion ways for us queers to write ourselves into the world; one of them is to burrow into familiar vessels and queer them from the inside out. And, what’s more familiar, more mundane than the list? In this workshop, we will read luscious and lusty list poems from quintessential queer (and other) poets like Danez Smith, Chen Chen, Andrea Gibson, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil and then with the help of suggestive writing prompts queer some lists of our own. Get tickets.
About JUBI ARRIOLA-HEADLEY (he/they): Jubi is a Blacqueer poet, a storyteller, a first-generation United Statesian (the son of Bajan immigrants), and the author of the poetry collection original kink (Sibling Rivalry Press), recipient of the 2021 Housatonic Book Award. He’s a 2018 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow, holds an MFA from the University of Miami, and has received support for his work from Millay Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Lambda Literary, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Jubi and his poems have been featured in Literary Hub, The Rumpus, Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, Southern Humanities Review, Washington Square Review, PBS NewsHour’s Brief But Spectacular, & elsewhere. Jubi lives with his husband in South Florida, on Tequesta and Seminole lands, and his work explores themes of masculinity, vulnerability, rage, tenderness & joy. Black Lives Matter. Trans Lives Matter. Stop Asian Hate. Art is Labor. Abolish Policing. Eat the Rich. Stay Kinky. Free Palestine.
***This workshop is a production of Reading Queer. All workshops are designed as safe creative spaces for the LGBTQ+ identified or allied writers. We welcome all writers at all levels from around the world.