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Remote 3-Hour Workshop: Desirée Alvarez: Art & Poetry Sandwich

Sunday  |  Nov 12  |  12-3pm ET

Nov 12, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$90.00 – $105.00
Desirée Alvarez

Art & Poetry Sandwich

As a poet and painter, I am mesmerized by our ability to fathom contrast and find meaning in the day’s mashup. Both poetry and paintings are built of images placed side-by-side, paratactically reflecting the range of high drama and mundanity. The act of making connections between things is exciting thinking. We will explore Arthur Rimbaud, Dionne Brand, Alice Rahon, Annie Le Brun, Francis Picabia, Shahzia Sikander, Delano Dunn, Chika Sagawa and other examples of parataxis in poetry and visual art to generate poems that vibrate, thrill, and move us in unexpected ways.

3 hours on Sunday  |  Nov 12  |  12-3pm ET  |  $105 ($90 for Members)

Click here to watch Desirée’s Hard Hat Reading!

All are welcome, space is limited. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please email with any questions.

About the educator:

Desirée Alvarez is a New York City born poet and painter. Among her awards are fellowships from: Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, and European Capital of Culture. Her second book, Raft of Flame, 2020, received the Lake Merritt Poetry Prize from Omnidawn. Devil’s Paintbrush, her first book, received the May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize.

Her poetry is anthologized in Other Musics: New Latina Poets (University of Oklahoma Press), Stronger Than Fear: Poems of Empowerment, Compassion, and Social Justice (Cave Moon Press), and What Nature (Boston Review). Her poems are published in Poetry, Lit Hub, Massachusetts Review, Fence, The Iowa Review, and Ecotone. Alvarez exhibits her paintings in galleries and museums widely and teaches at CUNY and The Juilliard School.

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While our physical space is closed for construction, workshops will be held over Zoom. While you can use Zoom from your phone or browser, we recommend downloading the desktop client. 

Admission $105 ($90 for Members)


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Nov 12, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$90.00 – $105.00
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