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Generative Poetry Writing Workshop on the sonnet with Indran Amirthanayagam (via Zoom)
December 11 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm$124.00
We are in the midst constantly of the most important, delicate, trying, and carefully scripted negotiations in the history of our time; we are still mourning the ever increasing cataclysm of the dead from the virus. We are facing the climate tipping point. Are you ready for a poem? Are you ready to break the ice, make metaphors on the tongue? Are you ready to eat and drink poems instead of engaging in a heated discussion with your neighbor? Are you ready to hear fundamental English sonnets and sonnets made into English from other tongues, as inspiration for our own making of poems? Let us delight in making and sharing poems.
This is a one-day generative poetry writing workshop taught on Zoom and capped at 15 students.
Please make sure to read our course policies page regarding workshop conduct and logistics before registering for any class at HVWC. Scholarship information will be available for this class in April and the application is due May 15.
Indran Amirthanayagam (www.indranmx.com) writes in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Haitian Creole. He has published twenty poetry books, including the forthcoming Blue Window (translated by Jennifer Rathbun), The Migrant States (www.hangingloosepress.com), Coconuts on Mars, The Elephants of Reckoning (winner 1994 Paterson Poetry Prize), Uncivil War and.The Splintered Face: Tsunami Poems. He edits the Beltway Poetry Quarterly (www.beltwaypoetry.com); curates www.ablucionistas.com; writes https://indranamirthanayagam.blogspot.com; co-directs Poets & Writers Studio International, writes a weekly poem for Haiti en Marche and El Acento; has received fellowships from the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The US/Mexico Fund for Culture ,the Macdowell Colony. He is a 2021 Emergent Seed grant winner. Hosts the Poetry Channel https://youtube.com/user/indranam