Emotional Historians: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Jon Sands
DATES: This workshop will meet the following Sundays: January 26, February 2, February 9, February 16, and February 23
TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Sands
In the world of people, celebration is often laced with melancholy, joy is a border that surrounds sorrow, and fear is usually one doorbell away from bravery. So, how the fork can we construct poems that acknowledge a complicated and dynamic world? How do we avoid writing that transforms us into caricatures? How do we convey what it feels like to be us, alive in 2020? If the job of an artist is that of an emotional historian, then we must create poems that are as multi-dimensional and layered as the people who write them. In this five-week generative workshop, well explore and produce poems that strike many notes at once. Bring a notebook, pen, and a sense of adventure, as we take our writing to the edge of the world, and bring back proof that we've been there.
Jon Sands' latest collection It's Not Magic (Beacon Press, 2019) was selected by Richard Blanco as a National Poetry Series Winner. Sands is also the author of The New Clean (2011, Write Bloody Publishing), as well as the co-host of The Poetry Gods Podcast. His work has been published widely, and anthologized in The Best American Poetry. He's a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-NYC, an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College, and he teaches creative writing for adults at Bailey House in East Harlem (an HIV/AIDS service center). He's an MFA Graduate in Fiction from Brooklyn College, where his work won the Himan Brown Award for short stories. He's represented New York City multiple times at the National Poetry Slam, and he lives in Brooklyn.
The Bowery Poetry Club (View)
New York, NY 10012
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