Poetry Reading Series: "The Body Uncommon"
Sunday, May 19, 2013 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. / Free
Our society tries to press women and men into a standard mold, but few bodies conform to the way they are "supposed to" look or behave. Co-curated by Nina Corwin and Deborah Kent, Woman Made Gallery will explore the experiences of people whose uncommon bodies lead them to live outside the expected norms. Poet and performer, Pennie Brinson, poet Lily Diego; essayist and novelist Deborah Kent; nonfiction writer and editor, Sarah Hollenbeck; and acclaimed performance artist Tekki Lomnicki, and others will share original work that is informed by, but not limited to, the experience of living with a disability. This reading will include closed-captioning.
All literary events are wheelchair accessible
All poetry events are organized and hosted by noted writers and poets who are members of Woman Made Gallery. The current poetry series is curated by Nina Corwin. Poetry events are free and open to the public with light refreshments served. For questions please contact WMG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission Guidelines for Woman Made Literary Events
If you are interested AND available to attend the reading on the date/time specified, send three to four poems IN THE BODY of an e-mail (no attachments) AND a brief bio (150 word max) to email@example.com with Reading Submission (specify theme) in the subject line.
We will contact you if your work is chosen. If you have not heard from us within three to four weeks of the reading, it is safe to assume that your work has not been selected. That being said, we will try to respond to you in any case.
If you are not selected, please understand that we are volunteers programming to meet several criteria as best possible, representing the best of a diversity of themes, styles etc. To that end, we will review the first 15 submissions sent to us, looking further only as needed to reach these ends.
While we would love to pay our readers, please note that we are not able to do so at this time. Readers are welcome to bring books for sale at the time of the event. In the meantime, come to our readings. See what we're doing and support woman in the arts.
With permission of the poets we have included here some of the poetry that was read at Woman Made Gallery in the past. Please scroll down to view some of the themes and click on the titles of the poems to read the works.
The photo shows poets who read at the "Myths, SHEroes and Revolutionaries" reading. Clockwise from left to right: Jenny Priego, Kristen Uyeda, Susan Slaviero, Ching-In Chen, Nina Corwin and Maureen Flannery; artwork behind poets by Constance DeMuth Berg.
Public/Private - 02/03/2013
Words Made to Occupy - 11/11/2012
It's About Time - 09/09/12
Poets Who Open Doors - 07/22/12
Consumer Culture - 06/03/12
A History of Connection: Old Friends - 05/06/12
Women Who Write: Strong Words, Strong Voices - 03/04/12
What Comes After 20 - 01/29/12
Solace in So Many Words - 12/11/11
Egg Money Poets - 11/13/11
Underground - 08/14/11
Poets Embodying Abstraction - 06/19/11
14th International Open - 04/10/11
The American Dream: A Juxtaposition - 02/20/2011
Girl, Please: Somewhere Over the Gender Spectrum - 11/14/2010
Myths, SHEroes and Revolutionaries - 10/3/2010
Women in Print - 08/01/2010
Beyond Audubon: Birds, Bees and Bona Fide Beasts - 05/16/2010
Women's History Month Reading - 03/21/2010
While in Class - 01/31/2010
Family Album - 12/13/09
Looking South - 11/8/09
Writing the Transdiasporic Experience - 10/4/09
Her Mark 2010 - 8/2/09
Interactive - 7/12/09
The Emotional Body - 5/17/09
International Open - 3/15/09
Icons - 12/07/08
Drawing on Experience - 7/20/08
From Sham to Shame - 2/11/07
Her Mark 2004 Release Party & Reading - 10/19/03
Documentation - 7/20/03
Her Mark 2003 Release Party & Reading - 10/20/02
The Political Woman - 9/29/02
RHINO 2002 - 9th Annual Member's Show - 8/11/02
Between the Heart & the Land - Amanecer de Mujeres - 7/14/02
Autobiographies - 6/9/02
Inhabiting the Body - The Invented Figure - 5/5/02
Her Mark 2002 Release Party & Reading - 10/21/01
Rhino 2001 - 8th Annual Member's Show - 8/5/01
Deal With It - 6/10/01
Beyond the Surface - 4/29/01
Prejudice - 2/11/01