Open Enrollment Class Registration - Henning


Poetic Prose and the Prose Poem with Barbara Henning

The prose poem is a border genre particularly suited to tracing/guiding consciousness. This workshop will explore poetic possibilities while writing five works in prose and also reading poetry and poetics from some 20th century poetic movements, such as Imagism, Surrealism, Objectivism, Projective Verse and the New York School.

Price: $325.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Bherwani


Political Poetry with Bhisham Bherwani

Price: $325.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Ben-Oni


(Power) Ballads and Ceremonials: A Poetry and Pop Workshop with Rosebud Ben Oni

Price: $325.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Rivera


The Pleasures and Employment of Form: Sonnet, Sestina, Villanelle, Rondeau with Eléna Rivera

Price: $325.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Shepard


The Art of Concealing and Revealing with Neil Shepard

Price: $325.00

The Poets’ Rebellion: Poetry, Memory, and the Easter Rising

On view May 4 - June 21, 2016

On April 24, 1916, Irish poets, actors, teachers, and citizens armed themselves and took control of key locations throughout Dublin, then under British rule. This rebellion, known as the Easter Rising, set in motion a war for independence, a civil war, the partition of Ireland, and, ultimately, the creation of the Irish Free State. It also reinforced the connection between poetry, politics, and possibility still present in Ireland today.

The Elegy: Poetics of Protest and Collective Grief with Kamilah Aisha Moon

How do poets and other artists begin to articulate loss, outrage and grief on a grand scale, distilling universal connections that transcend customs and belief systems? This class is an overview of poetry that responds to public tragedy: we will discuss approaches, ethical considerations and craft choices poets make when responding to various kinds of events (acts of war, gun violence, police brutality, natural disaster, etc.) through art.

F****** Theory with Sara Jane Stoner

“Theory is not inherently healing, liberatory, or revolutionary. It fulfills this function only when we ask that it do so and direct our theorizing to this end….the possession of a term does not bring a process or practice into being.” – bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress

Starting with Art with Joseph Stanton

Joseph Stanton, a widely published poet who happens also to be an art historian, offers a workshop that will go beyond ekphrasis to encourage the writing of poems in response to any and all forms of artistic experience. Participants will be provided approaches to use when writing poems in response to witnessings and/or participations in such forms as paintings, movies, fairy tales, plays, and sports events. Poetry as a means of inquiry will be the emphasis throughout.

Weaving and poetry with Jill Magi

This workshop begins with a forty-five minute work session where we will make small cardboard looms, take bits of thread and fabric, and make page-sized weavings. No textile arts experience is necessary. Without theorizing, we'll then move right into a writing session where we will transfer this sense of play and "in-expertise" to the blank page. Of course the connection between "to write" and "to weave" is present in the word "text," so we will be building on that ancient association.


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