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Poetry Workshop: Centos

Poetry Workshop: Centos

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Poetry Workshop: Centos

Led by Aura Martin

Thursday, June 22, 6:30 - 7:45 pm Central Time
Via Zoom

Join us on Zoom for a workshop and craft talk on the subject of found poetry: specifically, on the art of writing centos. We will talk about what centos are, provide texts for analysis and discussion, and then, for the last part of the workshop, we will generate centos using poems we find online or from books the students have in their own homes. Aura Martin will be speaking from her own experiences from years of working with and publishing centos. The relevant texts are as follows: “Cento for the Night I Said, ‘I Love You’” by Nicole Sealey, “A GIRL AND HER DEAD MOTHER AS A METAPHOR FOR GHOST TOWNS” by Jaiden Thompson, “MRS.” by Robin Anna Smith, selected centos from Emerge Literary Journal’s 10th Anniversary Edition, and centos by Christy Gant.

  • Participants will receive the meeting link and any relevant prep materials the week of the workshop
  • Up to 3 fee waivers are available; reach out to us at for more information--no questions asked.

Aura Martin is a writer who lives in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the author of the full-length collection of centos Butterflies Over Flame (ELJ Editions), the chapbook Those Embroidered Suns (Lazy Adventurer Publishing), and the micro-chapbook Thumbprint Lizards (Maverick Duck Press). Aura’s work has appeared in Kissing Dynamite, The Lumiere Review, perhappened mag, and elsewhere. In Aura’s free time, she likes to run, read submissions at Flypaper Lit, and take road trips to coffee shops. She’s on Twitter @instamartin17.

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