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Coming of Age: Workshop with D. Nurkse via Zoom

February 28, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free – $124
We are and radically are not our childhood selves. This workshop will look at poets including Yusef Komunyakaa, Larry Levis, Simon J Ortiz and Lucille Clifton and consider how poets handle life transitions–being one person today, someone wildly different tomorrow–in a coherent (or deliberately broken) arc? Do poets remain faithful to the way they saw as children?
This workshop is interactive within the constraints of class size–there will be space for a free write and discussion of participants’ own work”. It will be taught online using Zoom. Login instructions will be emailed at the time of workshop registration. Please check spam filters or email [email protected] with questions.
Please note: The Altman Person of Color Scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis. Please only sign up for one class per month. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will then reopen the slot so another student may register. Thank you in advance for this consideration.

D. Nurkse is the author of eleven collections of poetry, most recently LOVE IN THE LAST DAYS: AFTER TRISTAN AND ISEULT, A NIGHT IN BROOKLYN, THE BORDER KINGDOM, BURNT ISLAND, and THE FALL, from Alfred Knopf. He’s the recipient of a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship in poetry, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships, the Whiting Writers Award, and prizes from The Poetry Foundation and the Tanne Foundation. He served as poet laureate of Brooklyn from 1996 to 2001. His work has been translated into French, Russian, Italian, Estonian, and other languages. In 2011, a third edition of VOICES OVER WATER, an earlier collection, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for best book of poetry published in the U.K. The publisher, CB Editions, London, also brought out a British edition of A NIGHT IN BROOKLYN.

Nurkse has presented his work at venues including the Jaipur International Literary Festival (India) and the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival (UK).

Nurkse’s work has been reviewed in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Poetry, The Times Literary Supplement (UK), The Guardian (UK), Poetry London (UK), The Hudson Review, the Los Angeles Times, and other venues. His poems have been anthologized in six editions of the Best American Poetry series.

Nurkse has also written on human rights and was elected to the board of Amnesty International-USA for a 2007-2010 term. He was a program officer for the Geneva-based NGO Defence for Children International from 1988 to 1992 and worked as a consultant for UNICEF. His study AT SPECIAL RISK: THE IMPACT OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE ON MINORS IN HAITI was commissioned by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.

Nurkse has taught poetry at Rikers Island Correctional Facility and in inner-city literacy programs, as well as at MFA programs at Rutgers, Brooklyn College, and Stonecoast. He’s currently a long-term member of the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife the writer Beth Bosworth, and the wild puppy Zephyr.

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Coming of age workshop Nurkse
$ 124.00
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Details

Date:
February 28, 2021
Time:
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free – $124
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Website:
https://www.writerscenter.org/calendar/nurksezoom/

Venue

Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Phone:
914.332.5953
Website:
www.writerscenter.org

Organizer

HVWC
Phone:
914.332.5953
Email:
ask@writerscenter.org
Website:
www.writerscenter.org