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(Soma)tic Poetry Rituals, with CAConrad

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Gelatina 2020
1 Jun - 2 Jun 2020
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(Soma)tic poetry rituals can show us how to find the creative viability in everything around us. We will build rituals together and discuss how to make and maintain creative space in our lives.

When Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”, he was asking us to understand how bringing new ideas we create for the world is always more important than stagnating under templates of previous paradigms.

CA has successfully used (Soma)tic poetry rituals to overcome depression after the murder of their boyfriend Earth. They have also created writing rituals using the night sky to design homemade star constellations, another ritual to experience what the impact of hearing the word "drone" has on the human body, and many others from talking with trees, ghosts, translating Shakespeare's sonnets with crystals, and coping with the destroyed wilderness of our planet.

We will work together building rituals together that we can create poems with and have a deeper exploration and appreciation for the spaces we find ourselves in at this time.

To prepare for our workshop, please take time to read the following link (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals: The Basics in 3 Parts.

CAConrad's latest book JUPITER ALIGNMENT: (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals, is forthcoming from Ignota Books in 2020. The author of 9 books of poetry and essays, While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books), won the 2018 Lambda Book Award. They also received a 2019 Creative Capital grant as well as a Pew Fellowship, the Believer Magazine Book Award, and the Gil Ott Book Award. They regularly teach at Columbia University in New York City, and Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam. Please view their books, essays, recordings, and the documentary The Book of Conrad (Delinquent Films) online at

Duration: 4 hours.

The workshop will be taught in English.

The workshop schedule responds to Time zone in Madrid (GMT+2).

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