This workshop is for poets of any level of experience who are seeking to expand the range of their subject matter. Limited to 12 participants.
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Poetry is a relationship –a branch of ecology where words, bodies, minds and hearts relate to one another, and as a result, part of the poetic process is being. Poets relate to poetry as a plane of existence. Poets need poetry, and poetry requires poets. Over the course of a three-hour workshop we will open ourselves up to a liminal state, and occupy a position, at or in, both sides of a boundary. We will take some time to attune ourselves, tap into our inner voice, and play in creative realms.
The aim of this workshop is to realign with our poetic intentions, toy with possibilities, and generate new material, while rejuvenating and nourishing our inner poets. This workshop will consist of in-class writing exercises, some close reading, and time for participating poets to receive feedback from their peers and the workshop leader.
The workshop will be a safe and friendly space, with a focus on the multitudes of creativity and potential of new ideas.