Ear to the Canvas: Lessons from the Visual Arts with Eléna Rivera
Oct 19, 2019 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm$325
Six Saturdays, October 19–November 23
In a workshop focusing on the students’ own poems, we will look at the work of visual artists as a springboard for writing poetry, exploring what can be learned from a myriad of artistic practices and discussing writing poetry as a process, an oeuvre. We will look at poems by John Ashbery, Susan Howe, Cecilia Vicuña, John Taggart, Anne Carson, and others, alongside the work of artists such as Louise Bourgeois, David Hockney, and Etel Adnan.
Saturday, October 19, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, October 26, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, November 2, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, November 9, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, November 16, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, November 23, 11:30am–2pm
Eléna Rivera is the author of 2017’s Scaffolding, as well as two other full-length poetry collections. She is on the faculty at Bard College and has also taught at NYU.
Register by October 1!
- Oct 19, 2019
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Six-Week Workshop
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