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Shelter-in-Place, Shelter-in Poetry with Denise Duhamel via Zoom
May 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm$75
Join popular and sought-after teacher, Denise Duhamel, as she returns to HVWC, an institution that has been important to her for the past thirty years. In this generative workshop, we will explore how gratitude, rants, big statements and small, exact details can lead us to new poems and seedlings for poems. We will work via prompts that oblige us to pay attention to precision. Participants should be open to the explosive, cathartic, heartbreaking, and sometimes even hilarious effects of poetry.
Please note: This class will be taught ONLINE using Zoom, which is a very user-friendly platform to facilitate video classes from your computer. Students will receive login instructions in via email as part of their registration confirmation. We will maintain the same high caliber of course and instruction with the same emphasis on keeping class sizes small.
Denise Blowout, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other titles include Ka-Ching!, Two and Two, Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems, The Star-Spangled Banner, and Kinky. Denise collaborated with Amy Lemmon on Slapering Hol Press’s second Conversation Chapbook, Enjoy Hot or Iced: Poems in Conversation & a Conversation. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenhiem Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is professor of English at Florida International University in Miami.