Constructed as a conversation, each of three workshops will concentrate on the childhood of language, the poetry of language within childhood and the word-making, image-making inherent to every child’s ability to use and transform language as a means of discovering meaning.
Breton believed poetry was an energy capable of changing reality. From poets as diverse as Adrienne Rich, Russell Edson and Aime Cesaire, this seminar group will encounter language that seeks to recover the generative matter of poetry.
How we listen affects how we speak. How we see our language affects how our voice is heard. As poets we create our communication. This workshop will challenge participants to communicate with all their languages.
Although better known as literary critics than as poets, the New Critics were poets first. They were artists who saw the world in creative terms, and to those terms added critical, social and political awareness. The seminar will focus on the poetry of Blackmur, Ransom and Tate and its literary and spiritual legacy in our very different age.