Upcoming Classes and Readings

A Year in Poetry

First Saturday of each month, 10-12 pm EST

offered by Yellow Arrow Publishing, supporting women writers worldwide

currently on Zoom--join from anywhere!

Dec. 6 class on writing about our ancestors.

Tues. mornings Jan-Feb 6 wks

The Inspiration of Form

 

One of the best ways to awaken your creativity is to work within limitations such as form. It feels appropriate in winter to work in small, cozy forms, and in this class we will explore both familiar and unfamiliar poetic forms, including the tritina, the Duplex, and the Golden Shovel. By the end of the class you will have about a dozen new poems and a handful of tested frameworks to return to again and again.

About me: I came to poetry suddenly, specifically, at age 46. Of course everything was leading to it—my decades studying music, my lifetime of voracious reading, along with my pursuit of consciousness through meditation and yoga—it all snapped into place. Within seven years of beginning, I had my MFA and a book and had begun teaching adults, children and teens the craft of writing.

 

There is nothing like the feeling of a poem being born into the world through your own hands, but as satisfying for me is the joy of seeing a poem come to the world through one of my student’s hands. The world comes a little more clearly into focus the more we look at it together through the lens of poetry. I hope that you will join me in this venture.

Ma

 

In Japan, Ma is the essential space of nothingness—the empty, the void.

 

I’ve been thinking about the in-between

places lately like the space between

words and the silence between notes

the summer between school years

the nights between days and how

essential the in-betweens are and what

I’m wondering is if death is the in-between

space or if life is

Classes through The Writer's Center

Four new classes starting in January! Click on the link for more info.

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