Embodied Poetry

January 14, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

On My Period is a book of poetry Elena Petrovska wrote while on her period over the course of about the same time it takes to pop out a baby. With each poem, she swiftly touches on what it means for her to be a woman - especially one on her period. Elena has flipped the switch and allowed herself a pleasurable experience of writing poetry during a stereotypically painful and not-so-pleasurable time-of-the-month. She embraces the roller coaster of emotions and physical sensations. While receiving confirmation over the course of nine months that she is not pregnant, Elena Petrovska pushes out life and gives birth with her words. Out of pain, art is born.
Core Collection: Poems is a book of poetry written by Sarah Simon. Most of the poems were written between 2014 and 2017 as she was battling an eating disorder. Sarah compiled the book while teaching English in Ecuador, realizing that the poetry’s potential expression of the disorder could help readers put themselves inside the mind of someone with anorexia, and be a source of identification for readers who also exist on this disordered spectrum of being.