Human//Body: Body Politics & Body Poetics Workshop

Meet your workshop lead

Aerik Francis, Spring Tiny Resident

phaentompoet aka Aerik Francis is a Queer Black & Latinx poet & teaching artist based in Denver, Colorado, USA. They are a Canto Mundo poetry fellow and a The Watering Hole fellow. They are also a poetry reader for Underblong poetry journal and a coordinator with Slam Nuba. Aerik recently released an EP of poetry-songs called SYZYGY (available now on bandcamp), and they have a chapbook titled BODYELECTRONIC forthcoming April 2022 from Trouble Department Press. They have poetry published widely, links of which may be found at their website . Find them on IG/TW/youtube/soundcloud @phaentompoet

The Workshop

I believe that all poetry flows from the body in some capacity. This generative writing workshop is an invitation to check in with our bodies and consider our bodies alongside our writing. In this 2-day workshop series, each workshop will begin with an invitation to free write, stretch, and engage in a breathwork session to get us physically and mentally in touch with our bodies. We will then spend the workshop discussing poetry related to themes on body poetics. Participants will be given time to write new work and share it within our collective space. We’ll draw inspiration from work by authors like Audre Lorde, Lucille Clifton, Morgan Parker, torrin a greathouse, Aracelis Girmay, Natalie Diaz, and Yesenia Montilla.

When & Where

April 23 and 24, 12-2 PM MST each day

The workshop will take place virtually via Zoom. Upon registration, you will be sent the link closer to the event.


To bring poetry to the people, we are offering our workshops on a donation basis.

To support our Tiny Resident, we recommend a $25 donation.

That said, please feel welcome to pay any amount that you can!

All funds will be used to support Tiny Spoon’s Tiny Residency Program.

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