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Writing the Elegant Sex Poem: Turning Your Readers On Without Turning them Off

Most of us are here on the planet because our parents made love. And since lovemaking is so common, why are so many of us uncomfortable about writing about sex? How can we write about sex without offending or being embarrassed? Find out in this workshop.

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Writing the Elegant Sex Poem: Turning Your Readers On Without Turning them Off
Writing the Elegant Sex Poem: Turning Your Readers On Without Turning them Off

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Jul 15, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

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About the Event

Most of us are here on the planet because our parents made love. And since lovemaking is so common, why are so many of us uncomfortable about writing about sex? In this workshop, we will acknowledge writing the sex poem as a necessary Rite of Passage for every poet. We will study both popular and obscure sex poems, and analyze their successes and failures. Finally, we’ll learn some best practices concerning writing the elegant sex poem, so that our sex poems make us proud, allow us to be unembarrassed when we read them, and turn readers on without turning them off.

ADRIENNE CHRISTIAN is an Author and Fine Art Photographer. Her poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and photography have been featured in various journals including Prairie Schooner, Hayden’s Ferry Review, CALYX, phoebe, No Tokens, World Literature Today, and the Los Angeles Review as the Editor’s Choice. Her work has been anthologized widely.

In 2021, she was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. In 2020, she won the Common Ground Review Poetry Award for her poem, Wedding Dress. In 2016, she won the Rita Dove International Poetry Award. And in 2007, she won the University of Michigan’s Five Under Ten Young Alumni Award.

Adrienne is the author of three poetry collections – Worn (Santa Fe Writers Project, 2021), A Proper Lover, (Mainstreet Rag, 2017), and 12023 Woodmont Avenue (Willow Lit, 2003). She is an associate editor at Backbone Press, and founder of the Blue Ridge Mountains Writing Collective.

She is a fellow of Cave Canem and Callaloo writing residencies. She has served as editor or jury member for various prizes including the Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, the Penumbra Poetry and Haiku Contest, the Cave Canem Starshine and Clay Fellowship, and the Nebraska Poetry Society Poetry Award.

Adrienne has been featured on panels by Ms. Magazine and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan (2001), an MFA from Pacific University (2011), and a PhD from the University of Nebraska (2020).

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