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Finding Your Voice and Your Duende: Writing Poems of Love and Death with Sarah Arvio

Oct 12, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Six Saturdays, October 12–November 23
(skipping November 2)

What is the Lorcan notion of “duende”? Is duende a muse or inspiration? Is it the same as “voice”? In this workshop, we’ll think about what makes a poem move us—what gives it duende—and how to cultivate the voice as an expression of our particular selves, accessing experiences and emotions with techniques such as dream-thinking and thought-streaming.


Class Dates:
Saturday, October 12, 3–5:30pm
Saturday, October 19, 3–5:30pm
Saturday, October 26, 3–5:30pm
Saturday, November 9, 3–5:30pm
Saturday, November 16, 3–5:30pm
Saturday, November 23, 3–5:30pm


Sarah Arvio is an acclaimed poet, translator, and memoirist. Her latest book is Poet in Spain, new translations from the poems of Federico García Lorca. Winner of the Rome Prize, among other honors, she has published three books of poetry; another is forthcoming. Arvio has worked as a translator for the United Nations and taught poetry at Princeton.


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Admission $325


Oct 12, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Stanley Kunitz Conference Room, Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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