Classes & Workshops

Poetry Master Class with Aracelis Girmay

Instructor(s): Aracelis Girmay
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In her essay “The Art of Finding,” Linda Gregg writes: “It may be that the major art in poetry is the art of finding […] shining….” Gregg’s words help to articulate something about the element of mystery, discovery and pulse critical to reading and writing. In this generative workshop, participants will be asked to think about that which we might call one’s “resonant source.” Experiments with imagery, text, and metaphor will help us to work toward surprise, hopefully accessing new ways of thinking about writing, and, thusly, our worlds. Though poems will serve as our primary models, this workshop is open to people across genres/with varying levels of experience. Participants should bring a Xeroxed copy (not an original) of an image/photo that they hold dear or find mysterious, charged.

If you would like to make a request for any special accommodation, please email us at at least 7 days prior to the event.