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 is it to be called to speech? Please bring a draft of a poem in progress for group critique; be prepared to drafts several new poems as well.
WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Ed Skoog's Poetry Writing Workshop | Feb 24-25
Weekend: Feb 24-25 | Saturday 12:30-5:30pm | Sunday 12:30-5:30pm | 10 hours
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Early Registration and Tuition Deadline is seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Early Registration: $207 (cash/check); $219 (Paypal). | Late Registration: $222 (cash/check); $234 (PayPal).