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Craft and Self in Poetic Forms with Cynthia Manick VIA ZOOM
May 17 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm$124
Craft and Self in Poetic Forms
The “I” contains multitudes but what does that mean exactly? To write about multitudes when the body is a frequency of flesh and heart? As people, we are nesting dolls of sisters, brothers, wives, lovers, and more. We are layers upon layers and in each layer, a poem is waiting to be written. In this class, we will use confessional, profile, praise, and the direct address form to explore the way “self” can emerge on the page.
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.
Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press) and editor of Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation (Jamii Publishing, 2019). She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, MacDowell Colony, and Château de la Napoule among others. Winner of the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry, Manick was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. She is Founder of the reading series Soul Sister Revue; and her poem “Things I Carry Into the World” was made into a film by Motionpoems, a organization dedicated to video poetry, and has debuted on Tidal for National Poetry Month. A performer at literary festivals, libraries, universities, and most recently the Brooklyn Museum, Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of Alice James Books.