BEGINNINGS, ENDINGS, AND THE PRACTICED MAGIC BETWEEN
Poetry is not naive. It is a concise language that artistically expresses
an emotionally constructed moment. Getting into and out of the poem should
be akin to stepping into a flame and exiting a nearly frozen stream… or
vice versa. Between these precise bookends, we must exercise a balancing of
image and statement that neither obscures the meaning nor presents a stale
representation of the poetic intent.
This presentation and workshop will
cover the artistic construction of poems, groups of poems, and a manuscript.
The focus of this workshop will be to teach you the ruthless, practiced beauty necessary to make your poetry move and flow in your intended direction.