Remote 3-Hour Workshop: Julia Guez: Mapping Our Poems
Saturday | November 18 | 12-3pm ET
Nov 18, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm$90.00 – $105.00
Mapping Our Poems
In The Archaeology of Knowledge, Michel Foucault writes, “The frontiers of a book are never clear-cut: beyond the title, the first lines, and the last full stop, beyond its internal configuration and its autonomous forms, it is caught up in a system of references to other books, other texts, other sentences: it is a node within a network.”
In this generative writing class, we will begin with a word or phrase, line or lines from another book of poetry. After mapping out ideas, feelings, rhythms, syntaxes and words we associate with the line or lines we have brought in, we will start work on our own poems. (Throughout, we will engage in mini-breaks that can be incorporated into people’s everyday writing rituals in the future, to spur our creativity and collaboration as a workshop). The lines we begin with may be embedded in the poem we write, or turn out to serve as the seed, scaffold or prompt. The process of building a poem in conversation with other poets and poetry, is one that will hopefully prove to be a rewarding approach for you to take in your writing practice moving forward.
3 hours on Saturday | November 18 | 12-3pm ET | $105 ($90 for Members)
All are welcome, space is limited. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About the educator:
Julia Guez is a writer and translator based in the city of Houston. The Certain Body is her second collection of poetry, written while she was recovering from COVID in the spring of 2020.
For her first book of poetry, In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame, and for her co-translation of Luis Chaves’s Equestrian Monuments, Guez has been awarded the Discovery/Boston Review Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship and The John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize in Translation, as well as a translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For the last decade, Guez has taught creative writing at NYU and Rutgers. https://juliaguez.net/
Photo: Wesley Mann
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.