Between the Lines: Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis
August 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday through Friday, August 5–9
Inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and using a range of poetic styles and techniques, we will respond to the myriad ways in which conversations with other art forms can enhance, complicate, and sharpen the poetic process and generate fresh, layered, and revealing poetry that can surprise the poet and reader. Open to intermediate and advanced poets and those who have taken at least two of Ellis’s workshops.
Kathleen Ellis is the author of five collections of poems, most recently Outer-Body Travel. In addition to the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize from Nimrod and the Southwest Review poetry prize, she has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Maine Arts Commission. Poems from her manuscript, Dear Darwin, were set to music and released as a Parma Recordings CD, nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award. She teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Maine and coordinates the annual POETS/SPEAK! fest at the Bangor Public Library.
Cost: $210; $180 museum members