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Make It New: Beyond Retelling in Poetry
April 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Chet’la Sebree
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Sunday, 4/22/18 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Modernist Ezra Pound is largely credited for encouraging writers to try new things in response to inspiration. He sought recreation as opposed to regurgitation. In this seminar, we will discuss poems that not just retell cultural and personal histories but bring new light to them. We’ll explore how poets bring fresh perspectives to Greek mythology, venerated figures, and current and historical events as well as develop strategies to retell stories in original ways.
About the Instructor: 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.