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Triggering New Poems: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

March 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


In this week-long workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis, participants will expand their range of poetry writing styles, and explore new strategies for re-energizing their work by creating and stretching tension and surprise. Using models of contemporary poets, as well as current exhibits at the Farnsworth, we will jump-start new poems based on what we see, read, imagine, and re-vision. Poets and visual artists of all levels welcome.

Kathleen Ellis is the award-winning author of five collections of poetry, most recently Narrow River to the North. She is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maine Arts Commission, and Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda poetry prize. Her manuscript of poems, Dear Darwin, was set to music by composer Scott Brickman and released as a Parma Recordings CD, which was nominated for a 2015 Grammy award. Ellis teaches English and in the Honors College at the University of Maine, Orono.