Boundless Devotion for Home & Self: A Virtual Poetry Workshop

Free online writing workshop in partnership with Newtown Literary.

*Please RSVP to receive instructions on joining the virtual workshop. 

Instructor : Trace DePass

In this workshop, we will read works that affirm love, dual heritage, and what it took for our ancestors to occupy a land we had no claim, include poems from Ocean Vuong, Aracelis Girmay, and Thiahera Nurse. We will also discuss various poetic forms–and disruptions of those forms–such as contrapuntals, poetic parentheticals, etc. Participants will walk away with poems around self-love & love for our communities, both of which would be able to be read in multiple ways.

About the instructor:

Trace Howard DePass is the author of Self-portrait as the space between us (PANK Books, 2018), which was a finalist for the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Prize. He served as the editor of Scholastic’s Best Teen Writing of 2017 & as the 2016 Teen Poet Laureate for the Borough of Queens. His work has been featured on screen and radio—BET Next Level, Billboard, Blavity, Poetry Foundation and NPR’s The Takeaway—and in print—Anomalous Press, Entropy Magazine, Platypus Press, Split This Rock!, The Poetry Project, & Bettering American Poetry. DePass is a Poetry Incubator, Teaching Artist Project, & Poets House Fellow.

The Literature Series “Writing on Race & Immigration” at Lewis Latimer House Museum is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.