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Rilking with Ariana Reines

Rainer Maria Rilke, Ariana Reines, Poetry, Poetry Workshops, Writing, Poetry NYC
Special 10-Week Class
Date and Time: 
March 13, 2014 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
March 20, 2014 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
March 27, 2014 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
April 3, 2014 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
April 10, 2014 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
April 17, 2014 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
April 24, 2014 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
May 1, 2014 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
May 8, 2014 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
May 15, 2014 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Event Location: 
Conference Room

This class is open to all levels. No application is needed, but registration is required; call (212) 431-7920 x12832 or email Register early – first come, first served.

"Norris Embry said to me on Hydra one morning, when I was being / Supersensitive and profound on an unimportant subject, / 'Kenneth, you're Rilking!' and there you were," wrote Kenneth Koch in "Fame." Rainer Maria Rilke was a poet of encounter -- with love & lovers, with art & artists, with languages & traditions, which, as poets, are also our inherited obsessions, however ironically or irreverently we choose to approach them. Readings from Rilke's extensive correspondence and works, including Sonnets to Orpheus and The Duino Elegies, will be balanced by invitations to write, which is to say to Rilk, with all the rigor, humor, and candor we can muster.

Ariana Reines' books of poetry are The Cow, which won the Alberta Prize from Fence Books; Coeur de Lion; and Mercury. Known for her interest in bodily experience, the occult, new media, and the possibilities of the long or book-length poem, Reines has been described as “one of the crucial voices of her generation” by Michael Silverblatt on NPR’s Bookworm. Reines has taught at Columbia University and the European Graduate School, and was the Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in Poetry at the University of California-Berkeley in 2009.

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Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Workshops, Master Classes and Residencies