Go in Fear of Abstraction: Why Images Matter
December 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm$90
Master Class: 1 Session, Saturday
Saturday, December 14, 10 am – 1:30 pm
Instructor: Lindsay Bernal
Required: When registering, email 2-3 poems in a Word doc attachment to email@example.com, with the subject line “Images Matter”
Deadline to register: December 6, 11:59 pm
This poetry workshop will focus on the Image, “that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time,” as Ezra Pound defines it. We’ll workshop poems-in-progress and discuss published poems by Ross Gay, Cecily Parks, and others that use precise visual imagery and concrete details from the natural world to explore life’s complexities. Additionally, we’ll turn to a selection of essays on craft by Louise Glück and Yusef Komunyakaa, as well as Pound’s reflections on the revising of “In a Station of the Metro” in Gaudier-Brzeska: A Memoir.
Lindsay Bernal’s What It Doesn’t Have to Do With (University of Georgia Press, 2018) won the 2017 National Poetry Series competition. Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Conjunctions Online, Gulf Coast, OVERSOUND, Tikkun, and other journals. She coordinates the Creative Writing Program and the Writers Here & Now reading series at the University of Maryland.