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Dream Work/Poem Work with Cynthia Cruz: Six-Week Video Conference Workshop

NEW Registration Deadline: FRIDAY April 10

Apr 18, 2020 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm


Six Saturdays, April 18–May 23

NEW Registration Deadline: FRIDAY April 10

Class Dates:
Saturday, April 18, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, April 25, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, May 2, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, May 9, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, May 16, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, May 23, 11:30am–2pm

In Practicalities, describing the practice of writing, Marguerite Duras writes, “It’s a matter of deciphering something already there, something you’ve already done in the sleep of your life…” This might also be called dream—and the work necessary to bring the writing about, akin to what Freud called “dream work.” In this workshop we’ll discuss these concepts while keeping our eye on the poem in its pre-poem state, examining work by authors such as Duras, Marni Ludwig, Frank Stanford, and others.

Cynthia Cruz is the author of five collections of poetry, including 2018’s Dregs. Her sixth, Guidebooks for the Dead, is forthcoming in 2020. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and in the MFA Writing Program at Columbia University.

This workshop is offered via Zoom, a free video conferencing app. Workshop registration includes free Zoom tutorial.

Admission $325


Apr 18, 2020
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Stanley Kunitz Conference Room, Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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