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Open Mouth Presents: Everything But The Kitchen Sink

sun14nov2:00 pmsun3:30 pmOpen Mouth Presents: Everything But The Kitchen SinkA Generative Writing Workshop With the Poet Noor Hindi

Event Details

Join us on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 2:00pm Central for a generative workshop with featured poet Noor Hindi.

Everything but the Kitchen Sink: A Poetry Workshop on Messiness, Chaos, and the Seemingly Random

Dinosaurs. Nose piercings. Vintage pleasures. How can we use ordinary and everyday images as paths into the emotional landscapes of our poems? How can these images serve as metaphor, as humor, as resistance? In this workshop, we’ll explore poems by Chen Chen, Tommy Pico, Erika Meitner, and Sandra Simonds to study how humor, inventive line breaks, and the use of the confessional can serve as gateways into our poems’ argument.


Recommended for participants 16 years and above.

ACCESS NOTES: The workshop will take place virtually via Zoom with Zoom auto captions. An ASL interpreter will be present. Access copies of workshop materials will be made available via Google Docs.

Register for the virtual workshop by clicking on the “Registration” button on the Eventbrite page, donating any amount you can, and entering the required fields. You will receive an email with the Zoom information.

Suggested donation of $5.

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Sponsors for this program include our Open Mouth supporters on Patreon and the ARt Connect program. The ARt Connect program is generously supported by the Walmart Foundation and implemented by Mid-America Arts Alliance in partnership with the Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange (CACHE) of the Northwest Arkansas Council. Additional support for Mid-America Arts Alliance is from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.


Noor Hindi (she/her) is a Palestinian-American poet and reporter. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRYHobart and Jubilat. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry ReviewLiterary Hub, and Adroit Journal. Her debut collection of poems, Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow. is forthcoming from Haymarket Books (2022). Visit her website at Follow her on Twitter @MyNrhindi.


Left Side: A photo of the poet The poet visible from the shoulder up. Wearing a black shirt and a pride mask. Curly dark brown hair. The photo is surrounded by a white border.

Right side: The words “Open Mouth Presents Noor Hindi November 14, 2021” in bold black superimposed over a light blue background.

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(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm