WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Ed Skoog's Poetry Workshop | Feb 4-5

“Heron, whose ghost are you?” ~ Carolyn Kizer

In this two-day workshop we will read, discuss, and write poems revolving around the concept, via the critic Shoshona Felman, that "the poet is one who knows more than he or she realizes, always delivering that excess into the social field disruptively and in ways that renew dialogue and thought, spurring the activity of knowing onward, bringing it to life," and the somewhat aligned idea, from critic Allen Grossman, that poetry is "speech of last resort." The instructor's hope is that these are encouraging ideas for those poets who are interested in challenging themselves to new approaches and habits of writing and discovering. What is happening when you begin to write a poem? What does it mean to be called to speech, to break into song?

Register for this workshop

February 4-5, 9am-2pm both days
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Total Fee: 
Early Registration and Tuition Deadline is seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Early Registration: $207 (cash/check); $214 (Paypal). | Late Registration: $222 (cash/check); $230 (PayPal).