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Elegies: Session Inspired by W. Todd Kaneko

  • WE Labs 235 E Broadway Ave, 8th Floor Long Beach, Ca USA (map)

"These elegies and illustrations by Asian American poet W. Todd Kaneko cover themes of loss, love, regret, redemption, and remorse. Kaneko's poems and illustrations blend Charles Bukowski's raw-boned verse and Randy "Macho Man" Savage's devastating elbow drop to mine the history of professional wrestling and examine complex relationships between fathers and sons." - Google Books

This week we will be exploring the art of the elegy using W. Todd Kaneko's Dead Wrestler Elegies as a starting point. We will read several different elegy poems and then do games and prompts based on the form. 

You don't have to read Dead Wrestler Elegies in advance, but its a good nostalgic read and we'd love to hear your thoughts. 

Please bring writing materials and $3 donation

Everyone is welcome!