Hybridity: Poems That Cross the Line | Mechanics' Institute

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Hybridity: Poems That Cross the Line
with MK Chavez

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Produced In partnership with the San Francisco Writers Conference.

This event will take place via Zoom - please register via the Register Now button (to your right)

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In this workshop, we will explore poems that live in a liminal space. Hybrid poetics blurs the lines between poetry and other literary genres. The benefits of hybrid writing are many; it provides writers with opportunities to explore and expand writing practices, especially for those who are writing to make the invisible visible. Participants will survey a sampling of hybrid poems and have an opportunity to take liberties with a variety of genres, styles, and techniques and leave class with a literary chimera of their own.


MK Chavez is the award-winning author of Mothermorphosis and Dear Animal. Chavez is co-curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges, co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival, and has been a guest curator of the reading series at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. She is the Poetry Editor for Rivet Literary Journal and guest editor at Nomadic Press. Chavez has been a visiting instructor at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, Mills College, and Hedgebrook. She is the recipient of an Alameda County Arts Leadership Award, the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award. Her recent publications can be found in bags of coffee from Nomadic Coffee and on the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series.


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