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10*10*10: Free Video Workshops with Dave Johnson

Mar 23, 2020 | 10:00 am - Mar 27, 2020 | 10:10 am

Starting Monday, March 23rd, 10am, join Dave Johnson to write a new poem in only 10 minutes.

We’ll present a new video every weekday for 10 days, posted to Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and right here! Scroll down to see the videos. For teens to adults. Free!

Please send your response poems to poem@poetshouse.org & check out the 10*10*10 Community Anthology of poems collected from participants in Dave Johnson’s 10*10*10 Video Workshops!


Episode 5: Audre Lorde & Supposition. Dave presents Audre Lorde and takes us thru a close reading of Her “And Don’t Think I Won’t Be Waiting.” He gives us a prompt to write our own poem that also begins ‘I am supposed to say’ and writes his own example poem. He gives us a short background Audre Lorde, then reads her poem “From Inside an Empty Purse.”


Episode 4: Sports Poems & The Moment. Dave is back in the anthology section of Poets House with all things sports. He takes us thru a close reading of Diane Ackerman’s “Patrick Ewing Takes a Shot” and prompts us to write our own poem that puts a figure (sports or otherwise) in a moment. He constructs his own poem after his favorite soccer player and reads a poem on jogging by Agha Shahid Ali.


Episode 3: Li-Young Lee & Memory. Dave intros Li-Young Lee and takes us thru a close reading of Lee’s “I Ask My Mother to Sing.” He gives us a prompt to write our own poem that asks someone to do something and writes his own example poem. He gives us a short background on Li-Young Lee, then reads Lee’s poem “Little Father.”


Episode 2: Caribbean Poetry & Place. Dave introduces us to the anthology section of Poets House and “Jubilation! Poems Celebrating 50 Years of Jamaican Independence.” He takes us thru a close reading of Makesha Evans’ “Where We…” and prompts us to write our own poem that considers place then writes his own example poem. He gives us a short background of Makesha Evans and reads a poem by Kwame Dawes, poet and editor of “Jubilation!”


Episode 1: Charles Simic & Cherries. Dave talks Charles Simic and takes us thru a close reading of Simic’s “Watermelons.” He gives us a prompt to write our own poem on a food or object that we feel passionately about and writes his own example poem. He gives us a short background on Charles Simic and reads his poem “Spoons.”


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Check out the 10*10*10 Community Anthology of poems collected from participants in Dave Johnson’s 10*10*10 Video Workshops!

These wonderful poems are collected from the community that participate in Dave Johnson's 10*10*10 Video Workshops!


 

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Start:
Mar 23, 2020 | 10:00 am
End:
Mar 27, 2020 | 10:10 am
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