Join us in celebrating the power of poetry at the Work Center’s 4th Annual Poetry Festival. The Festival includes weeklong  workshops by some of our nation’s most inspired and awarded poets. Evening events include faculty readings and artist talks, concerts, student readings and open studios.

POETRY FESTIVAL PART 1:  JULY 28 - AUGUST 2, 2019
KEYNOTE: EILEEN MYLES

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 7PM
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist. Their twenty books include Afterglow (a dog memoir), a 2017 re-issue of Cool for You and I Must Be Living Twice/new and selected poems, and Chelsea Girls. Myles is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, and the Shelley Prize from the PSA. In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. Currently they teach at NYU and Naropa University and live in Marfa TX and New York City.

Keynote is free for students attending a workshop this week. 
Tickets for the general public will be available at the door.

WRITING FACULTY

SAMIYA BASHIR
RESTORATIVE POETICS: WRITING TO AND THROUGH OUR HUMANITY

 

 

 

GABRIEL FRIED
REVISING POEMS WITH THE POETRY EDITOR OF PERSEA BOOKS

 

 

 

ALAN SHAPIRO
WRITING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: CREATIVE IMITATION

 

 

 

BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY
A POETRY WORKSHOP: WHY ARE WE POETS?

 

 

 

CARMEN GIMÉNEZ SMITH
REVISION PRAXIS: A POETRY WORKSHOP

 

 

 

CRAIG MORGAN TEICHER
POETRY AS CONVERSATION: A WORKSHOP

 

 

 

MONICA YOUN
THE POET’S TOOLKIT

 

 

 

VISUAL ARTS FACULTY

RICHARD BAKER
TEXT & IMAGE: A PAINTING WORKSHOP

 


 

FRED LIANG
MONOPRINTING: MAGICAL TRANSFORMATION, CREATING UNDER PRESSURE

 

 

POETRY FESTIVAL PART 2:  AUGUST 4-9, 2019
KEYNOTE: Jorie Graham

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 7PM
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

Jorie Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including From the New World: Poems 1976-2014, Place, which won the Forward Prize in 2012, and The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, winner of the 1996 Pulitzer prize for Poetry. Her other poetry collections include Fast, Sea Change, Overlord, Never, Swarm, The Errancy, Materialism, Region of Unlikeness, The End of Beauty, Erosion, and Hybrids of Plants and Ghosts. She served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1997 to 2003 and has also edited two anthologies, Earth Took of Earth: 100 Great Poems of the English Language and Best American Poetry 1990. She is the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University, the first woman to be awarded the position.

Keynote is free for students attending a workshop this week. 
Tickets for the general public will be available at the door.

 

WRITING FACULTY

 

JILL BIALOSKY
UNLEASHING THE FICTIVE VOICE: A POETRY WORKSHOP

 

 

 

SOPHIE CABOT BLACK
PAYING ATTENTION (& REMEMBERING TO OPEN THE TOOLBOX: A POETRY WORKSHOP

 

 

 

NICK FLYNN
POETRY AS BEWILDERMENT

 

 

 

VIEVEE FRANCIS
THE SKY IS FALLING: ASCENDANT & DESCENDENT GESTURES IN THE POEM

 

 

 

MAJOR JACKSON
WRITING TO IMAGINE OURSELVES: A POETRY WORKSHOP

 

 

 

PATTY LARKIN
LYRIC - THE SOUND OF WORDS: A SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

 

 

 

JANE MEAD
TECHNIQUE & VISION: A POETRY WORKSHOP

 

 

 

MATTHEW OLZMANN
THE WONDERS OF DISTRACTION: A POETRY WORKSHOP

 

 

VISUAL ARTS FACULTY

ANDREW MOCKLER
COLLABORATE WITH A MASTER PRINTER: MONOPRINT WORKSHOP