Form (Flaw, Fear, Flight) and Function

Form (Flaw, Fear, Flight) and Function

Brenda Shaughnessy
Week 9: August 6 to August 11
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All
Registration Open
Workshop Full: Waiting List may be available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

In this workshop, a combination generative and workshop-based course, we will explore how to best turn our deepest lived truths into the strongest and most resilient possible art. This work is about re-learning how to see, how to listen to ourselves. It’s about psychologies, trauma, imaginative leaps, complex and contradictory feelings, histories personal/political, and about voice: how to find the poetic forms—which are ways—to speak what must be said. How to find the ways to say it powerfully, with as much beauty as we can find.

Biography

BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY is the author of four books of poetry, most recently So Much Synth (2016) and Our Andromeda (2012). Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, The Nation, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Paris Review, O Magazine, and elsewhere. She teaches in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Newark and lives with her family in Verona, New Jersey.