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Somatic Poetry in Amazonian Ecuador

Michael Arthur Uzendoski Benson (publicado en 2022-07-06 por sandra rochina )
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Uzendoski Benson, Michael Arthur. 2008. Somatic Poetry in Amazonian Ecuador. Anthropology and Humanism, (33)1-2: 12-29. DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1409.2008.00002.x.
In this article, I explore two healing experiences, one in Amazonian Ecuador and the other in Amazonian Peru. I argue that these experiences can be theorized through the idea of “somatic poetry,” which I define as the process of making and experiencing beauty so that life and the story become part of the same thread. I discuss how somatic poetry involves drama and coauthoring with nonhuman natural beings, including spirits. I also explore how somatic poetry works textually in interconnecting past lives, history, myth, the body, and the myriad and various subjectivities of the Amazonian landscape.