‘I want a dyke for president’: Introduction to Political Poetry.
In this 2 hour writing workshop Day Mattar (cheeky queer poet and co-founder of Queer Bodies poetry collective) will lead an exploration of political expression through poetry; a well established tradition throughout various social movements in history.
Day Mattar is a cheeky queer poet and performer from Liverpool. They are the co-founder of Queer Bodies poetry collective, and facilitate poetry workshops with various art organisations in the UK. Their poetry pamphlet, Springing from the Pews, was published this May with Broken Sleep Books. Day’s poems come from the body, they use poetry as a tool to explore links between the psychological and the physical, the somatic and the sensual. Can a poem make you jump? Is your heart beating faster? Read more of their poems here: https://daymattar.wixsite.com/poet