Poetry As Spellcasting reading
Thursday, Jun 22 2023, 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT. copy to my calendar, iCal export
Finnriver Cider Garden, Cidery Taproom & Orchard 124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325, United States (map)

Poetry As Spellcasting: Poems, Essays and Prompts for Manifesting Liberation and Reclaiming Power

Join editors Tamiko Beyer, Destiny Hemphill and Lisbeth White for a reading and community ritual to re-member our magical potentials and re-inspire liberatory practices! Come prepared to meditate on and send collective healing and intention.

ABOUT THE BOOK Language has always had
the power to reflect and manifest reality; and in that
same vein, language has often functioned as a form of
systemic oppression—to uphold white supremacy, to
justify violence and harm.

Written for poets, spellcasters, and social justice witches,
Poetry as Spellcasting reveals the ways poetry and ritual
can, together, unsettle the oppressive formations of
society and move us toward justice and transformation.

With essays from a diverse group of contributing poets,
organizers, and ritual artists, Poetry as Spellcasting
helps readers explore, play, and deepen their creativity
and intuition as integral tools for self- and communal
healing and social change.

About the Editors:Tamiko Beyer is the author of the poetry collections Last Days and We Come Elemental. Her poetry and articles have been published by Denver Quarterly,
Black Warrior Review, Lit Hub, and the Rumpus. Beyer publishes Starlight and Strategy, a monthly newsletter for living life wide awake and shaping change.

Destiny Hemphill is a Black daughter of the U.S. South with
nearly a decade of experience in co-creating spaces devoted
to poetry, communion, and transformation. She has received
fellowships from Tin House, Callaloo, and Naropa University,
and is a co-poetry editor of Southern Cultures. Destiny is the author of motherworld: a devotional for the alter-life (Action Books, 2023).

Lisbeth White is a writer and ritualist living on S’klallam and Chimacum lands of Port Townsend, WA. As a cross-genre writer of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, her writing explores the sensual and sociopolitical intersections of healing, ancestry, mythopoetics, and connection to the natural world. She is the author of the poetry collection American Sycamore (Perugia Press, 2022).