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Poetry Seminar: The Golden Shovel (Online seminar)

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on August 14, 2021 at 10:00 am

Instructor: Joanna Currey
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Session One: Saturday, 8/7/21 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session Two: Saturday, 8/14/21 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
(Two-part seminar)

What is a golden shovel poem, and what inherent meanings might the form carry? What tradition are you participating in when you write one? And why bother with form at all? In this two-part seminar, we will explore these questions, look at the history and origins of this young form, and read and discuss a selection of golden shovels written by contemporary poets. Participants will write their own golden shovels to share and workshop in our second session.

This seminar is open to poets of all experience and skill levels.

Joanna Currey is from Virginia. She holds an MFA in poetry from Vanderbilt University, and previously earned her BA in English and Poetry Writing from the University of Virginia where she wrote mostly about plants, bodies, family, and religion. Joanna’s writing has appeared in Presence: a Journal of Catholic Poetry, Nashville Review, Nimrod International Journal, and Alaska Quarterly Review.

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August 7
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