Sea Lanes Out: Traveling the Path of Poetry
Instructor: Jasmine Bailey
Cost: $139 Members | $147 Non-members
August 01 -August 05, 2016 | 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
In this week-long intensive session designed to deepen and broaden the skills of practicing writers, we will read and discuss poetry by masters well-known and new to you, play with writing prompts, engage in the world outside of the studio, and read and workshop one another’s poems. Major themes we will discuss are political and protest poetry, poetry of place, love poetry, nature and environmental poetry, and form. We will rely on one another’s interests to guide the directions our readings, workshops, and prompts take. Poets whose work we will read will include Pablo Neruda, Li-Young Lee, Terrence Hayes, Richard Hugo, and Anna Akhmatova. Exercises we may explore are multi-media ekphrasis (writing poems that take their cue from other art forms), forms such as the villanelle, and translation of poems from English into English (think Emily Dickinson and Ezra Pound). Requirements for this workshop are having completed a previous class at the Writer House or a submission of 3-5 poems.
Jasmine V. Bailey’s poetry collection, Alexandria, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2014 and won the Central New York Book Award for poetry. Her chapbook, Sleep and What Precedes It, won the 2009 Longleaf Press Chapbook Prize. She was the 2010 O’Connor Fellow in creative writing at Colgate University and her work has recently appeared in the Minnesota review, Quarterly West, and 12 Women: an anthology of poems, published by Carnegie Mellon.