Writers' Work Groups: Pilot Term

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June 11 to October 26, 2018

Writers' Work Groups: Pilot Term

24PearlStreet Staff

Occult Poetics & (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals PART 2

We will discuss how occult and paranormal experiences and practices of poets in the past shaped their praxis and changed the world of poetry, and in some cases even saved lives. We will read and discuss the occult poetics of Hoa Nguyen, Ariana Reines, Annie Finch, and others.

Biography

CAConrad is the author of 9 books of poetry and essays, the latest is titled While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books, 2017).  A recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for Literature, they also received The Believer Magazine Book Award and The Gil Ott Book Award.  CA is currently working on a (Soma)tic poetry ritual titled, "Resurrect Extinct Vibration," which investigates effects the vibrational absence of recently extinct species has on the body of the poet and the poems.  They teach regularly at the Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam and their books, essays, films, interviews, rituals and other publications can be found online at http://bit.ly/88CAConrad

They have taught poetry and (Soma)tic poetry rituals to poets, dancers, and visual artists.  They have taught the last two spring semesters at Columbia University in New York City.  They teach regularly at Naropa University, Evergreen State College, Pratt Institute, Sarah Lawrence, Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam, and the OSU creative writing program in Oregon.  They have also been a visiting writer at Brown, Bard, Bennington, CalArts, Pomona, University of Chicago, Iowa Writers Workshop, University of Wyoming, and others.  They have given lectures on Ecopoetics and Occult Poetics at KW Museum in Berlin, Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, Zurich University of the Arts, Kunstverein in Dusseldorf, 21er Haus in Vienna, Bergen Academy of Art, University of Glasgow, and others.

 

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August 20 to August 24, 2018

Occult Poetics & (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals PART 2

CA Conrad

Spontaneity, or Disruption and the Illusion of Spontaneity

The moments that disrupt the natural movement or direction of a poem are sometimes where the poem’s pulse is most perceptible. Often we can create these moments because we’re feeling spontaneous and free to improvise. Other times we might rely on a scrappy resourcefulness, which can be just as fun and wild. In this class, we’ll work with prompts and follow through on some simple practices (making lists, looking back at old scribblings and stagnated drafts) to find ways to allow disruption to complement what’s already working well in our own process.

Biography

Duy Doan is the author of We Play a Game, winner of the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. His work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Poetry, Slate, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. He received an MFA in poetry from Boston University.  

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July 9 to July 13, 2018

Spontaneity, or Disruption and the Illusion of Spontaneity

Duy Doan

Inviting the Infinite: Poetry and/as Prayer

David, Mohammad, Rumi, Donne, Hopkins, Rilke, Louise Gluck, Kaveh Akbar, Danez Smith: all have written poetry as an invitation to the infinite, to wrestle with God, longing create a refuge in the eternal. In this brief workshop, we will discuss a few approaches to poetry as a sacred practice, employing the rhetoric of devotional prayer.

Biography

Philip Metres is the author of Pictures at an Exhibition (2016), Sand Opera (2015), I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (2015), A Concordance of Leaves (2013), To See the Earth (2008) and others. His work has garnered a Lannan fellowship, two NEAs, six Ohio Arts Council Grants, the Hunt Prize, the Beatrice Hawley Award, two Arab American Book Awards, the Watson Fellowship, the Creative Workforce Fellowship, the Cleveland Arts Prize, and a PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant. He is professor of English and director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program at John Carroll University. 
 
 
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September 24 to September 28, 2018

Inviting the Infinite: Poetry and/as Prayer

Philip Metres

Moving with the Text: A Translation Workshop

In this workshop we will explore poetic translation as a kind of migration, moving with the body of a text from one language into another.  To move with the body of the text, we must not only read closely into language but also listen deeply to the voice of a different culture and time.

Biography

Rebecca Seiferle’s last poetry collection Wild Tongue (Copper Canyon, 2007) won the 2008 Grub Street National Book Prize in Poetry. Her three previous collections, Bitters, The Music We Dance To and The Ripped-Out Seam won the Western States Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, The National Writer’s Union Prize, and the Poets & Writers Exchange Award. Seiferle is also a noted translator from the Spanish; Copper Canyon Press published her translation of Vallejo’s The Black Heralds in 2003, and her translation of Vallejo’s Trilce  (Sheep Meadow Press, 1992) was a finalist for the PenWest Translation Award. She was Jacob Ziskind poet-in-residence at Brandeis University, and a visiting writer at Vanderbilt University, Hamilton College, the Fine Arts Center in Provincetown, the Key West Literary Seminars, the Summer Literary Seminars in Lithuania, StAnza International Poetry Festival in St. Andrews, Scotland, among others. She was the recipient of the 2004 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry. From 2012-2016 Seiferle was Tucson Poet Laureate.

 

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October 1 to October 26, 2018

Moving with the Text: A Translation Workshop

Rebecca Seiferle

Form as the Body of the Poem

In this workshop, we’ll look at how each poem takes an organic form, and how discovery of that form can lead us more fully into the poem.

Biography

Rebecca Seiferle’s last poetry collection Wild Tongue (Copper Canyon, 2007) won the 2008 Grub Street National Book Prize in Poetry. Her three previous collections, Bitters, The Music We Dance To and The Ripped-Out Seam won the Western States Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, The National Writer’s Union Prize, and the Poets & Writers Exchange Award. Seiferle is also a noted translator from the Spanish; Copper Canyon Press published her translation of Vallejo’s The Black Heralds in 2003, and her translation of Vallejo’s Trilce  (Sheep Meadow Press, 1992) was a finalist for the PenWest Translation Award. She was Jacob Ziskind poet-in-residence at Brandeis University, and a visiting writer at Vanderbilt University, Hamilton College, the Fine Arts Center in Provincetown, the Key West Literary Seminars, the Summer Literary Seminars in Lithuania, StAnza International Poetry Festival in St. Andrews, Scotland, among others. She was the recipient of the 2004 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry. From 2012-2016 Seiferle was Tucson Poet Laureate.

 

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November 5 to November 30, 2018

Form as the Body of the Poem

Rebecca Seiferle

WE ALL WRITE SENTENCES: Fall

Biography

Rebecca Gayle Howell's most recent book is American Purgatory, which was selected by Don Share for the 2016 Sexton Prize and named a must-read collection by both The Millions and the Courier-Journal. Howell's honors include fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and the Carson McCullers Center, as well as a Pushcart Prize. Since 2014, she has edited poetry for the Oxford American.

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November 5 to November 30, 2018

WE ALL WRITE SENTENCES: Fall

Rebecca Gayle Howell

THE PROJECT BOOK: Summer

Finishing a book of poems focused on a topic, rather than a loose aggregation, is a particular art.  Some poets unify books by form or voice as well as subject (such as Ellen Bryant Voigt's Kyrie

Biography

ELIZABETH BRADFIELD is the author of the collections Once Removed, Approaching Ice, and Interpretive Work.  Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Orion and elsewhere. In 2005, she founded Broadsided Press, an innovative, ekphrastic, public-spirited arts project, which she continues to run.  Liz teaches creative writing at Brandeis University and in the University of Alaska’s low-residency MFA program, and she works as a naturalist on ships and at home on Cape Cod. www.ebradfield.com

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August 19 to September 13, 2019

THE PROJECT BOOK: Summer

Elizabeth Bradfield

NEIGHBORING SOLITUDES: THE POETRY OF RAINER MARIA RILKE AS GENERATIVE SOURCES FOR POEMS

Biography

 Mark Wunderlich is the author of The Anchorage, which received the Lambda Literary Award, Voluntary Servitude (Graywolf, 2004) and The Earth Avails, forthcoming from Graywolf.  He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford, as well as two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center.  He has taught in the graduate writing programs at Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, San Francisco State and Ohio University, and currently teaches writing and literature at Bennington College.  He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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April 9 to May 4, 2019

NEIGHBORING SOLITUDES: THE POETRY OF RAINER MARIA RILKE AS GENERATIVE SOURCES FOR POEMS

Mark Wunderlich

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