10*10*10: Week Two of Free Video Workshops with Dave Johnson
Mar 30, 2020 | 10:00 am - Apr 3, 2020 | 5:00 pm
Join us Monday thru Friday, March 30th-April 3rd, at 10am, for week two with Dave Johnson to write a daily new poem in only 10 minutes.
Please send your response poems to firstname.lastname@example.org & check out our Community Anthology of response poems from the first week of 10*10*10! Scroll down to watch the videos from week one.
Monday March 30th: Episode 6: Margaret Atwood & the Twist. Dave is back with Margaret Atwood’s poem, “This is a Photograph of Me.” He takes us through the poem and prompts us to write a photograph of ourselves. He then gives us a bio on Atwood and reads her poem, “Song of the Fox.”
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.”
Check out the 10*10*10 Community Anthology of poems collected from participants in Dave Johnson’s 10*10*10 Video Workshops!