WHERE: Online for 6 Weeks
WORKSHOP LEADER: Brigid Yuknavitch: develops and leads poetry and poetics workshops for Corporeal Writing. She has a 2006 book of poetry Lives of the Puzzleworkers, as well as work in the anthologies Pontoon and Northwest Edge. She has a Ph.d in English and American Literature with a specialization in poetry and poetics, as well as a M.A. in Jungian Clinical psychology; for her, the two go hand in hand because they are both deeply about the creative process and coming into language. She has taught Graduate Seminars on H.D., Dickinson, Sexton, Plath, Brigit Kelly, Olga Broumas, Joy Harjo, Anzaldua, Ai, Levertov, Brooks, Lorde, Hahn and Rich, and is a trainer, educator and practitioner in psychodrama and sociometry.
3rd Eye Re-vision:
Re-vision or re-seeing your own poem takes deftness and courage. We so emerge, belong in, and suffer our poems that we almost can’t read them. So in this set of experiments, just as you stand before the poem with choices, you will stand after the poem with choices. Just as you keep an eye on form to write the poem, you will keep an eye on form to re-see, re-hear, and re-member the poem. You will experiment with what you have made to see what the poem still points toward: its voice, its other side of the moon, its underbelly, its space on the page, its place among poems, and your act of making the poem.
Week 1: Line
Week 2: Voice
Week 3: Polarities
Week 4: Between the lines
Week 5: The poems before and after
Week 6: What the poem says; what you say by writing the poem
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