The purpose of the workshop is twofold: 1. The workshop will include discussions of contemporary poetry, translation, and the poems of the workshop participants. What makes a poem last? Students will gain a fuller understanding of poetry in our world and improve their poetic skills. The ABC's (assonance, blank verse, caesura) of poetry will be addressed, as well as discussion of contemporary American and International poets from Kim Addonizio to Adam Zagajewski. Student work will be analyzed with a focus on subject matter and the nomenclature particular to each poet. Political poetry as an effective tool for change, as well as persona, historical and homage poems will be considered. There will be weekly assignments. The workshop is designed to accommodate poets at any level of accomplishment. 2. The workshop will also act as a support for poets, addressing the issues of how one finds time to write, how one writes with continuity, how one deals with rejection - and acceptance, how one finds an effective strategy for sending out work to magazines and publishers, for example. Keeping our spirits up is essential in our everyday lives and in our lives as poets. The workshop will help you find balance.
See website for more details. $50 workshop charge. (asphyxiad0ll)