Apogee Journal presents

Writing Resistance:
Investigating / Subverting
Form & Narrative

A Writing Workshop Series

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WRITING RESISTANCE

Registration required. Enroll here.   APRIL 19, 7-9 PM: Naomi Jackson APRIL 22, 11-1 PM: Joey De Jesus APRIL 22, 2-4 PM: Alexandra Watson, Raluca Albu & Safia Jama MAY 3, 7-9 PM: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan MAY 6, 11-1 PM: Mahogany Browne MAY 6, 2-4 PM: Chinelo Okparanta MAY 17, 7-9 PM: Robert Lopez MAY 20, 11-1 PM: Stacy Parker La Melle MAY 20, 2-4 PM: JP Howard Thanks to the generous funding of the Brooklyn Arts Council, we are able to provide five scholarships per class. Applications are due by April 15th. Applicants will be notified by Monday April 17th if they’ve been selected for their class requests. Apply here.   **All workshops will be held at the James E. Davis Arts Building at 80 Hanson Place. The space is ADA compliant, wheelchair accessible. Interpreter available upon request. Please email editors@apogeejournal.org and let us know how we can make the series more accessible to you.**

Under a Scrupulous Light: An Interview with Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Sueyeun Juliette Lee has produced some of my favorite poetry. Hers is a craft that inspires me to endeavor deeper. She’s a phenomenal poet, whose work I deeply admire and respect, so when she offered to share an excerpt from “Relinquish the Sky” with Apogee Journal for Issue 8, I was ecstatic. Of Lee’s work, Bhanu Kapil says, “ A ‘great disturbance.’ A ‘magnetic delivery.’ Hold your breath in the bathtub: to ‘alter weather patterns.’ To belie: a ‘longing,’ the ‘discrepancy,’ how the light itself accrues a ‘stop-motion’ brilliance in the moment…” Lee’s “Relinquish the Sky” leads with the piece, “Daylight, No Grief”, which begins as a mote of a light permeates across distance from its absolute origin, catalyzing her inquiry. In her piece, Lee approximates origins against lack and the monstering potential of a cultural orphan grief.