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Poetry & the Body Workshop with Tamiko Beyer: What the Body Knows

As part of Kundiman’s participation in this year’s Poetry Coalition initiative, Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body, Tamiko Beyer is thrilled to offer a free, two-hour generative workshop on this theme.

This workshop invites participants to use the breath and movement to tap into our body-knowledge. We’ll aim to write from a place that transcends the logic of language toward a liberatory poetics.

The workshop will be particularly focused on the lived, bodily experience of queerness and race. She encourages queer, trans folks, Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color to attend. It is appropriate for all levels of writing experience.   

Because space is so limited, participants will be chosen by lottery. You will receive an email by 3/26 to let you know the status of your registration. I look forward to hearing from you!

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  • The workshop will be held at my house in Dorchester, MA, accessible by the T.
  • Space is limited; workshop will be capped at 6 people.
  • Tamiko has a Wheaton terrier, who is very friendly and generally calm, but he is an exuberant greeter. He is also hypoallergenic. If this poses a problem for you, please let her know and to work something out.
  • Accessibility: Unfortunately, the house is not wheelchair accessible. There are two small steps to the front door. The workshop will be held on the first floor. It is not a completely scent-free space.


  • Dress comfortably; be prepared to move.
  • Bring a notebook and pen, and a yoga mat or a beach/bath towel.
Earlier Event: March 30
Literaoke at AAAS 2018