R302B. Teaching Embodied Poetry in Diverse Communities

D136, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


This panel offers lessons in embodied poetry, including Kalaashakti arts and healing workshops for Muslim women and gender-nonconforming adults; approaching metaphor through a Native Hawaiian understanding of mana for youth and adult survivors of sexual violence; how the body’s memory of trauma, pleasure, loss, and joy is key to poetic practice in university classes; and a workshop teaching elementary- and middle-school-aged children on Moloka‘i to write to protect their places and futures.



No'ukahau'oli Revilla, Hawaiian/Tahitian, is author of two chapbooks, Say Throne and Permission to Make Digging Sounds, the latter in Effigies III. Former Hawai'i Review poetry editor, she is cofounder of Nolu Ehu: A Queer Nesian Arts Collective. Her work appears in Poetry, Literary Hub, and 'Ōiwi.

Naazneen Diwan has published poetry in Project As[I]Am, Inscription, and SAMAR Magazine. She is currently working on a poetry book called 99 Names. She facilitates healing arts workshops with Muslim women and black and brown survivors of police violence. She is a 2018 Omi Writers’ Fellow.

Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of five poetry books, most recently The Octopus Museum. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, The Nation, the New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013, and she is Associate Professor at Rutgers University–Newark.

Billy Kinney


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center