Breaking Lines: Thirteen Ways of Writing a Poem with Kathleen Ellis

March 10, 2014
Monday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Gamble Education Center - upstairs classroom
In this one-week poetry writing workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis, participants will experiment with thirteen different approaches to lines and line breaks, even considering the “end of the line” evident in some recent poetry. Using models of modern and contemporary poets, we will consider lines as units of breath, means of rhythmic inflection, pieces of a collage, primary means to create and control attention, and frame of mind. We will also examine line breaks as disrupters of spatial contexts and alternate ways of creating lines of least/most resistance. Drawing on works in the Farnsworth’s current exhibitions, we will jump-start new poems based on what we see, read, imagine and re-vision. Poets and visual artists of all levels are welcome.

Members: $125
Nonmembers: $150

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Price: $125.00