In the Cento form, lines from different sources stand next to each other to create new narratives. Because this exercise forces participants to focus closely on their favorite lines from various poems, it helps them understand how the individual parts relate to the whole. In this workshop, we will work with multiple poems to create our own Cento poems on the themes of loving our beautiful selves.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Valerie Deus is a poet, film programmer and radio show host of Haitian descent. Her work has been featured in Minnesota Women’s Press, The Brooklyn Rail, Midway, the St. Paul Almanac, The BeZine, A Garden of Black Joy anthology and Under Purple Skies: A Minneapolis Anthology her most recent essay is featured in What We Hunger For- Refugee and Immigrant Stories about Food and Family edited by Sun Yung Shin published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. When she’s not writing, she is the host of Project 35, a local low-fi radio show on KRSM radio. She curates FilmNorth’s Cinema Lounge and is the Shorts Programmer for the Provincetown International Film Festival.