In a world where disability is often excluded from participation, what can the intersections of art and illness teach us about imagining better and more inclusive futures?
This free introduction to the segment of disability poetics that centers living with major mental illness will cover the aesthetics, craft, and ideas associated with Schizo-poetics.
You will read about and discuss the physiology and pathology of Schizophrenia, poems from people living with the Schizophrenias, and assess craft elements in the pieces and how they relate to and communicate the illness.
Course curriculum includes poems from Jake Bailey, Kamden Hilliard, John Berryman, Richard Brautigan, Emile Nelligan, Uuno Kailas, and Rob Colgate.
This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.
J. David is a Ukrainian-American writer and laboratory geneticist from Cleveland, Ohio. Their debut chapbook Hibernation Highway was released in 2020 from Madhouse Press.