Looking Again: Moving Through Images: A Poetry Workshop with Shelley Wong
Tuesday, September 5 @ 7:00 pm
Tuesdays, September Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 weeks) | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST
Virtual via Zoom / Register to receive link
Sylvia Plath’s bees, Ada Limon’s lady horses, any poet’s ode to a beloved. How can we use images in our writing to propel our poems in new directions? Together, we’ll read poems looking for the essence of image-making and how an image can spark a poem, building through repetition, place, and time. Some poems have imagery rich in sensory detail while others use emotional comparison, sonic textures, naming and renaming, and transformation — or assemble evocative images to create a portrait, scene, or narrative. We will discuss poems by Matthew Olzmann, Sharon Olds, Natalie Diaz, and Jennifer Chang, among others, gaining inspiration and insights to draft our own poems.
Shelley Wong is the author of As She Appears (YesYes Books), longlisted for the 2022 National Book Award and winner of the Pamet River Prize. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, and New England Review. She has received a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from MacDowell and Kundiman. She is an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts and lives in San Francisco.
Scholarships Available for MDC Students
Miami Book Fair is offering two (2) full-tuition scholarships for MDC students interested in attending the above-listed creative writing workshop. Applicants must be currently-enrolled, (full time or part time) degree-seeking Miami Dade College students with a demonstrated financial need. Deadline to apply is August 21 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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