Please note: this course is reserved for women and gender- and sex-non-conforming writers.
Eroticism and Provocation in Poetry invites people of all backgrounds and writing experience to sit together, read together, look inward, and write about erotic love in ways that empower the self, the partner, and the reader. This is a don’t-yuck-someone’s-yums kink-positive safe space that recognises that racism, queerphobia, transphobia, ableism, and body snark are never sexy, and therefore never tolerated.
By the end of this course, I hope that we can all:
Practice talking about sex and sexual desire using words and/or images depicting sensations
Recognise that so much of sex happens in the mind – and put words to our fantasies, and to the fantasies behind the fantasies
Recognise that sex never happens in a vacuum – and that age, gender, sexuality, religion, class, and ability carry meanings that can sometimes take the form of unhealthy baggage when not processed properly
Recognise that consent, safer sex, and mutual enduring respect for the other, make sex – and erotic literature – sexier
Rewrite toxic narratives that have led us to embrace unhealthy forms of sexuality that have harmed us and our lovers
Explore our personal stories as the basis for writing new, original erotic work that helps us and our readers unlearn ideas that have not served our private sex lives or our collective humanity. When we win in our inner lives, we’re giving others like us permission to win.
About Angelita Biscotti
Angelita Biscotti has written or created art about queer love and romance, polyamory, beauty standards, and mental health from an intersectional standpoint, celebrating wisdom from the margins that should perhaps set the standards for the new universal.
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