Remote 3-Hour Workshop: Sharon Dolin: Yoga with Words
Tuesday | November 14 | 6-9pm ET
Nov 14, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$90.00 – $105.00
Yoga with Words: The Energy of Syntax
“Poetry is language that sounds better and means more,” wrote Charles Wright. How do we transform the language we use for the everyday, into one that creates poetry? In this generative workshop, we will focus on a few rhetorical strategies, all on the level of syntax, that shake language out of its torpor. In poems, how you say something matters as much as what you say. After looking at several powerful examples, we will practice these new postures in our own writing by taking ordinary sentences and phrases and, in effect, turning them on their head. No mat required.
3 hours on Tuesday | November 14 | 6-9pm 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:
Sharon Dolin is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Imperfect Present; a prose memoir entitled Hitchcock Blonde; and two books of translation, most recently, the award-winning Late to the House of Words: Selected Poems by Gemma Gorga. Her book of poems, Burn and Dodge, won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. A recent NEA Fellowship recipient, Fulbright Scholar, Pushcart Prize Winner, and recipient of a Fellowship from the Library of Congress, Dolin is Associate Editor of Barrow Street Press. She lives and teaches in New York City.
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.
Remote 3-Hour Workshop: Julia Guez: Mapping Our Poems$90.00 – $105.00
Nov 18: starting with a word, phrase, or lines from another book of poetry, Julia Guez helps us map our poems, feelings, rhythms, and syntaxes.