2020 Vision: Poetry & the World
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL
Dynamic poems are grounded in the real world: language is rooted in the tongue, emotions stab at the heart, memories flash across a movie screen in the mind. Before we can mirror the world we need to see it clearly, and to capture it on the page entails the creation of concrete imagery, well-engineered syntax, and deftly-hewn lines. Over the course of the week we will write poems and haiku, read Elizabeth Bishop, Yusef Komunyakaa and Basho, workshop what we have written, and generally enjoy our deep immersion in Poetry Land.
Campbell McGrath is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems, and XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century, a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. He lives with his family in Miami Beach and teaches at Florida International University, where he is the Philip and Patricia Frost Professor of Creative Writing and a Distinguished University Professor of English.