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Making it New! Poetry Writing Workshop on Zoom With Kathleen Ellis

July 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Make it new!, poet Ezra Pound proclaimed. How can poetry & art reorient our relation to the world, allowing us to transform the materials & forms we use? Using the work of two U.S.S.R-born, Ukranian-Russian-Jewish immigrants, artist Louise Nevelson & poet Ilya Kaminsky, this one-day workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis will widen our ability to pursue possibilities for change & renewal with such methods as recycling & assemblages. Using works from the museum’s Nevelson exhibit & a variety of poems, we will generate new poems in a supportive environment. Poets & visual artists of all levels are welcome. Writing prompts & other materials sent upon registration.

Kathleen Ellis’ new collection of poems, Body of Evidence, won the 2022 Grayson Books poetry award. Other recent collections are Outer-Body Travel and Narrow River to the North. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, such as The Café Review; A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis; and Enough!: Poems of Resistance and Protest. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maine Arts Commission, and the Pablo Neruda Prize from Nimrod, Ellis teaches poetry and creative writing at the University of Maine, Orono and coordinates the annual POETS/SPEAK! event in Bangor. She has taught poetry writing workshops at the Farnsworth Art Museum since 1993.

Cost: $90; $85 for Farnsworth members