Days of Wonder: Reading and Writing the Ecstatic with Michael Klein
Feb 22, 2020 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm$325
Six Saturdays, February 22–March 28
This reading-intensive, writing-focused workshop will look at matters of the spirit, soul, or inner life—however we may define the human (humane?) mechanism at work when facing huge joy or huge dread in this world and in imagined worlds. How do we, as writers, face the kind of work that is at once essential and complex in an intimate and personal way? What does it mean for the length of that particular work? We will look at both long-ish poems and short poems to see how breadth or a compressed sensibility necessitates a deliberate and measured way of taking in the world. Readings will include Louise Glück, Jack Gilbert, Lucille Clifton, Gerald Stern, Nazim Hikmet, Franz Wright, Jean Valentine, and others.
Saturday, February 22, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, February 29, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, March 7, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, March 14, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, March 21, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, March 28, 11:30am–2pm
Michael Klein is the author of several collections of poetry, including When I Was a Twin (2015) and The Talking Day (2013), both published by Sibling Rivalry Press, and several books of prose. He teaches in the MFA program at Goddard College in Vermont and Hunter College in New York City.
- Feb 22, 2020
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Six-Week Workshop
Third Genre: Between Poetry & Prose with Marwa HelalFeb 20, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm $325
Students will explore forms including the lyric essay and hybrid texts, exploring the boundary of poetry and prose and writing their own “third genre” work.