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May
19
7:00 PM19:00

The 5th Woman - Live

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The 5th Woman is bringing a live compilation of work that harmonizes the power of song with the presence of poetry.

About The 5th Woman:

The 5th Woman is a collective of poets who write to radicalize the souls of women in all of their sweetly expressive forms.

The name comes from Nina Simone's, The Four Women. Ever since Rhea, our Founder, first heard this powerful song about the feminine/femme experience years ago, she always felt as if it wasn't inclusive of hers and other's feminine experience. It reminded her of the many spaces in our culture where the woman's narrative is often silenced, especially for those who exist deeply in the margins and intersections. When Rhea began to express her narrative through the powerful tenet of spoken word poetry twenty years ago, she realized that there is healing to be found in the act of speaking our stories aloud. She then destined an addition to Simone's narrative. The fifth woman was to be named Poetry. She is, she loves, she hurts, she laughs, and she inspires. She represents all women. Poetry creates space for every woman to be heard.

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May
18
7:00 PM19:00

The 5th Woman - Live

the-5th-woman.jpg

The 5th Woman is bringing a live compilation of work that harmonizes the power of song with the presence of poetry.

About The 5th Woman:

The 5th Woman is a collective of poets who write to radicalize the souls of women in all of their sweetly expressive forms.

The name comes from Nina Simone's, The Four Women. Ever since Rhea, our Founder, first heard this powerful song about the feminine/femme experience years ago, she always felt as if it wasn't inclusive of hers and other's feminine experience. It reminded her of the many spaces in our culture where the woman's narrative is often silenced, especially for those who exist deeply in the margins and intersections. When Rhea began to express her narrative through the powerful tenet of spoken word poetry twenty years ago, she realized that there is healing to be found in the act of speaking our stories aloud. She then destined an addition to Simone's narrative. The fifth woman was to be named Poetry. She is, she loves, she hurts, she laughs, and she inspires. She represents all women. Poetry creates space for every woman to be heard.

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The Practice of Poetry, Vol. I: Vulnerability, A Poet's Gift
Jan
12
to Jan 13

The Practice of Poetry, Vol. I: Vulnerability, A Poet's Gift

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We get to our best work by writing what we fear; writing past the darkness into discovery, insight, song, shape, and community.
— Marilyn Kallet

Join us as Marilyn teaches a two-part session on breaking our silences by writing from the heart. This workshop is for all skill levels. Light refreshments and lunch may be provided.

  • Workshop with Lunch: $50.00
  • Workshop without Lunch: $35.00

 

About Marilyn Kallet

Marilyn Kallet was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and grew up in New York; this tension between North and South is one of the themes in her poetry. Her degrees are from Tufts, the Sorbonne, and Rutgers (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature.) Kallet has published seventeen books, including six volumes of poetry, translations, critical essays, children’s books, pedagogy, and anthologies of women’s literature. In addition to teaching at the University of Tennessee, she teaches a poetry workshop for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts at their site in Auvillar, France. Among other honors, she has won the Tennessee Arts Commission Literary Fellowship in poetry, and was inducted into the East Tennessee Literary Hall of Fame in poetry, 2005; the Knoxville YWCA named her Woman of Achievement in the Arts, 2000; she was awarded an Honorary Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. Kallet has performed her poetry on campuses and in theaters across the United States, in France and in Warsaw and Krakow, as a guest of the U.S. Embassy’s “America Presents” cultural arts program.

To learn more visit http://marilynkallet.com and https://english.utk.edu/people/marilyn-kallet/

 

About the Practice of Poetry

The Practice of Poetry is a workshop series presented by The 5th Woman dedicated to the utilization of poetry as a healing, meditative practice.

 

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