Taught by guest instructor Ann Koshel van Buren
Poetry is the synthesis of sensation; it is a place where the effects
of the physical and historical world around us can be diminished or magnified by calling attention to specific sights, scents, and sounds.
In this workshop, we will use experiential and analytical methods to unlock the senses that are tamed and sometimes defeated by everyday life. We will re-shape our impressions—and find their best expression on the page.
In our own poetry and the works of others, we’ll look at:
> Poetry and visceral memory
> Poetry and society
> The physical impact of the poetic form
Participation in this workshop requires openness, respect, and a willingness to explore the effects of our own words and the words of others.