Basic and Bold: A Poetry Workshop

Basic and Bold: A Poetry Workshop

Patricia Spears Jones
Week 3: June 25 to June 30
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All
Registration Open
Registration Open: 5 places available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

Poets often need to return to the radical -- the root to refresh their practice. They need to rediscover the images, the rhythms, their reasons for making work.  This workshop is designed to do that by using contemporary poets and their different strategies as exemplars to help to generate new work.  Formal and spatial strategies will be examined. While the focus is on African American poets, we will look at work from poets from a variety of backgrounds.  Participants will do some serious reading and writing, writing, and writing.

Biography

PATRICIA SPEARS JONES is an award-winning African American poet and author of A Lucent  Fire: New and Selected Poems from White Pine Press and seven other poetry collections.  Her plays were commissioned and produced by Mabou Mines. She is contributing editor to BOMB Magazine and a senior fellow at Black Earth Institute, and was a guest editor for About Place Journal.  She is the recipient of awards from The Barbara Deming Fund, the Foundation of Contemporary Art and NEA and NYFA grants. www.psjones.com