The Poetics of Nourishment: A Craft Talk with Jane Wong
Poetry at Bennington—Spring 2022
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | How can writing about food open up evocative spaces of comfort, family, ancestral lineage, memory, shared rituals, and desires? How can writing through and about food strengthen our communities and open up our creative craft? Together, we will delve into the intimate sensory memories that food evokes.
Jane Wong is the author of the collections How to Not Be Afraid of Everything (Alice James Books, 2021), longlisted for the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry; and Overpour (Action Books, 2016). Her memoir, Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City, is forthcoming from Tin House in 2023. Wong’s work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019, Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, McSweeneys, New England Review, Poetry, and This is the Place: Women Writing About Home. She is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University.
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