Writing the raped body

Heather Briony McGinn


The following are poetic works created during Quinn Eades’ ‘Writing the Body’ workshop, conducted as part of the (Art)iculations of Violence Conference in 2017. These pieces, presented as a poetic tryptic, explore the écriture feminineand écriture tatouagesapproaches to creative writing through the medium of free verse poetry in an attempt to tell the story of a raped body from within a raped body. This style of writing produces poetry that is fractured and rhizomatic, and serves as a witness to both violence performed on the body and the healing performed by the body. 


Poetry; Violence; Fracturing; Écriture Feminine; Free Verse

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