Sunday IRL poetry sesh: Chaotic feelings vs ordered sensations  at 16 Oct 22 17:00 AEDT

Sunday IRL poetry sesh: Chaotic feelings vs ordered sensations at 16 Oct 22 17:00 AEDT

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"There are many kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise. The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling," - Audre Lorde

In this IRL sesh, get ready to FEEL with "The Erotic as Power" and "Pirouette" by Audre Lorde, snippets from the novel "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous" by Ocean Vuong (see: “Sometimes being offered tenderness feels like the very proof that you've been ruined”), and the song "Undisclosed Desires" by Muse. Why feel? We live in an era where our media and technological landscape prioritises sensations over getting in touch with the depth of our most primal feelings. From news media to porn, there are certain known sequences that generate predictable sensations of fear or desire. And there's a place for that.

But poets like Audre Lorde (pictured) aren't so interested in the mechanistic sensations generated by any kind of paint-by-numbers routine. In fact, this magnetic writer implores her readers to embrace the most chaotic, deepest wells of their own personal feelings in order to fully connect to their unique form of power. In this session, you'll be invited to make a bit more space in your life to do the same. 

Location: The Village Inn, Paddington. Second level, in the cosy couch section. Drinks and snacks are available at the bar. There'll also be tea on hand for any non drinkers. Poems will be provided. Please bring pen and paper if you want to take additional notes.
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