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Evening Poetry: Keeping the Doors of our Imagination Open (This class is full!)
July 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 9, 2019
Instructor: Annie Kim
$150 Members | $165 Nonmembers
SIX Tuesdays, 6/4/19 – 7/9/19 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
We often make our most imaginative leaps and surprising discoveries by focusing our conscious attention outside ourselves. In this workshop we’ll invite these discoveries by engaging deeply with objects from the physical world. You’ll write poems each week in dialogue with physical objects (i.e. art, everyday tools, benches in a park) and/or found texts (i.e. news, songs, historical documents, letters in an attic).
In class we’ll spend the majority of our time discussing your new work, as well as picking up inspiration through targeted readings and exercises. I’ll also provide guidance on how to turn your drafts into a series of poems, a long poem sequence, or part of a chapbook.
Annie Kim is a recovering lawyer, poet, and amateur classical violinist. Her first book, Into the Cyclorama, won the Michael Waters Poetry Prize (Southern Indiana Review Press, 2016) and was a 2017 Kirkus Review Best Indie Poetry Book of the Year selection. Annie’s poems have appeared in journals such as Beloit Poetry Journal, Cincinnati Review, Kenyon Review, Narrative and Pleiades, and she has received residencies from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. She works at the University of Virginia School of Law as the Assistant Dean for Public Service in Charlottesville, Virginia and is an editor at DMQ Review.