Engagement in Poetry/Engaged Poetry

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Javier Zamora
Week 5: July 5 to July 10
ORIENTATION: July 5, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 6-10, 9am-12pm
TUITION: $650
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

What keeps us engaged? What drives us down the page to the end of the poem? We will explore “speed” or “momentum,” by analyzing poems that keep our attention. But also, we will explore how as writers, we can be engaged with our surrounding world, to the point that we must do something about it. We will look at poems that have been a “call to arms” of sorts. To inspire our creativity, we will look at the current headlines to draw poetry from the media. This workshop will be half generative and half revision.

 

Biography

Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador and migrated to the US when he was nine. He was a 2018-2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard and has been granted fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University, the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and Stanford University. Unaccompanied is his first collection. He lives in Harlem where he’s working on a memoir.