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Solitude and Poetry
June 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Instructor: Nathaniel Perry
Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members
1 Saturdays, June 18, 2016 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Limited to 11 students.
In this seminar, we will contemplate the ways we are alone with and in poems. What do we mean when we want ‘space’ or ‘time’ to write? To make good art, should we be in touch more with ourselves or with others? How can our poems replicate those places of rich solitude? To parse out some of these issues, we’ll explore various versions of solitude in poems. We’ll discuss craft decisions that help create richer quiet places inside our own poems and we’ll focus on form, image, sound and writing process. Students should come with a poem they have written that considers solitude in some way, and we will write more over the course of the day.
| Nathaniel Perry is the author of Nine Acres (APR/Copper Canyon, 2011). He is the editor of the Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review and lives with his family in rural southside Virginia.
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