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Go in Fear of Abstraction: Why Images Matter

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm


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 submissions@wab.org, 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.


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Go in Fear of Abstraction: Why Images Matter$90


December 14
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
(585) 473-2590


Event Date(s)
Saturday, December 14, 10 am - 1:30 pm
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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