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Dr. Emily Carr, author of Name Your Bird Without a Gun: A Tarot Romance
(Spork 2020); Dr. Nick Clarkson, an amateur astrologer and Gender Studies professor; and Dr. Avni Vyas, a poet and Professor of Rhetoric present a conversation about poetry and the Tarot.
The event includes:
Ø a poetry reading that sparks your own creativity & jolts you into poems you didn't know you had inside you (yes, YOU! We all have poems inside us.)
Ø a Tarot salon that offers you an intuitive approach to reading Tarot for yourself (however new you may or may not be to the Tarot)
Ø an opportunity for collaborating, connecting, and creating with poetry & Tarot as the focal point.
What can you expect?
Ø a short poetry reading from Dr. Carr's Tarot romance
Ø Dr. Carr & Dr. Clarkson in conversation about the Tarot, focusing on the cards featured in the reading
Ø Dr. Carr & Dr. Vyas in conversation about poetic process, focusing on storytelling & the Tarot
Ø opportunities for you to join the conversation and ask questions/share your experience/ideas
Ø provocations to catalyze your own creative endeavors, whether those happen on or off the page!
Emily Carr is a Tarot storyteller, ransom artist, divorce poet, and ecofeminist teacher. After she got an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, she took a doctorate in ecopoetics at the University of Calgary. These days, she's Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at New College of Florida. Her McSweeney's collection, whosoever has let a minotaur enter them, or a sonnet-,
, inspired a beer of the same name, brewed at the Ale Apothecary in Bend, Oregon. Emily's Tarot romance, Name Your Bird Without A Gun
, is now available from Spork. Emily has published essays on storytelling and the Tarot in American Poetry Review
(September/October 2019) and the Writer's Chronicle
Avni Vyas is a poet and co-author of Candy In Our Brains
(CutBank 2014). Avni is also the Essays Editor for Honey Literary
. Her work has been published in journals such as Meridian
, Rigorous Mag
, and others. She teaches in the Writing Program at New College of Florida.
Dr. Nick Clarkson is an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at New College of Florida, a budding creative writer, and a multi-disciplinary woo aficionado. He is working on a creative non-fiction book examining the relationship between trans and non-trans gay masculinities to illustrate possibilities for healing from the ordinary traumas of homophobia and transphobia. He regularly consults the tarot and the stars for healing and writing guidance.