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Art of Recklessness: Surprise Others (Subversion)
October 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Jane Friedman
$25 Members | $30 Non-members
Saturday, 10/14/17 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
A good poem teaches a reader how to read it; however, many of these poems also subvert our expectations in meaningful and surprising ways.
In the second installment of this lunchtime seminar series—that uses Dean Young’s The Art of Recklessness: Poetry as Assertive Force and Contradiction as a guiding principle—we will discuss ways in which you can both create and subvert readers’ expectations through forms, rhyme schemes, and other methods.
Chet’la Sebree, a mid-Atlantic native, was the 2014-2016 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University’s Stadler Center for Poetry. She is a graduate of American University’s MFA in Creative Writing program and has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, the Vermont Studio Center, and the International Center for Jefferson Studies. Her work has most recently appeared in Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, and Poetry International.