Versions of the Erotic with Patrick Rosal

Patrick Rosal
Date and Time: 
March 30, 2006 - 7:00PM to 9:30PM
April 6, 2006 - 7:00PM to 9:30PM
April 13, 2006 - 7:00PM to 9:30PM
April 20, 2006 - 7:00PM to 9:30PM
April 27, 2006 - 7:00PM to 9:30PM
May 4, 2006 - 7:00PM to 9:30PM
Event Location: 
Poets House, Spring Street

In her essay, "Uses of the Erotic," Audre Lorde clarifies the definition of the erotic, describing its rich and natural relationship to poetry. She emphasizes the empowering nature of our obsessions, our needs, our abiding sorrows, our daily (and often secret) delights. For Lorde, sensation and feeling are essential in understanding our human "capacity for joy." In this workshop, we'll look at poems by William Blake, Emily Dickinson, June Jordan, and others whose work provides us versions of the erotic. Each participant will be urged to explore his or her personal sense of the erotic and the language it bears to help generate fragments, drafts, perhaps even whole poems.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Workshops, Master Classes and Residencies