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Sorcerer’s Apprentice with Desirée Alvarez: Six-Week Video Conference Workshop

NEW Registration Deadline: FRIDAY April 10

Apr 15, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Six Wednesdays, April 15–May 20

NEW Registration Deadline: FRIDAY April 10

Class Dates:
Wednesday, April 15, 6–8:30pm
Wednesday, April 22, 6–8:30pm
Wednesday, April 29, 6–8:30pm
Wednesday, May 6, 6–8:30pm
Wednesday, May 13, 6–8:30pm
Wednesday, May 20, 6–8:30pm

Emily Dickinson writes that poetry makes her feel as if the top of her head were taken off. How do we enact transformation and instill surprise in our writing? To get in touch with the vatic voice, we will experiment with automatic writing, listening to music, and ekphrasis. We will read Christopher Smart, Lucie Brock-Broido, Natalie Diaz, Harmony Holiday, Takashi Hiraide, Nathaniel Mackey, and other sorcerers for inspiration. We will both workshop student poems and conjure new ones.

Desirée Alvarez is a painter, poet, and teacher at CUNY and The Julliard School. Her work has received three Artist Fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts and a European Capital of Culture Award. Her second book, Raft of Flame, is forthcoming in 2020.

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

Admission $325


Apr 15, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Stanley Kunitz Conference Room, Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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