Flex those writing muscles and test your poetic voice through the special space the prose poem allows, and join us for a month-long exploration of this rich and varied form. We will probe the porous, shifting boundary between poetry and prose: how to walk that tenuous tightrope without falling off!
Play and experiment with art techniques; process thoughts and feelings; document your life! Art journals combine images and words to express a thought, feeling, or idea, manifesting into your own personal journey of creative expressionism. An Earth Day event.
What makes a poem "Southern"? In this four-week online class, we'll look at the regional characteristics of Southern poetry, through studying modern Southern poets, such as Charles Wright, Natasha Trethewey, Wendell Berry, and Maurice Manning.
One legitimate complaint levied against metrical poetry in the twenty-first century concerns a lack of diversity. Despite the wealth of meters ripe for revisitation, iambic meter remains the most common rhythm in English and, in the minds of many, represents all metrical poetry.
As a subject, writing about parenting and/or our children brings up questions of vulnerability, exposure, confession, and permission, while formally, the poetics of motherhood encompasses craft elements like voice and narrative as well as forms such as odes, elegies, or epistolary poems.
Giving voice to written work can add layers of meaning while specifying our intent and charging the inky symbols on the page with emotional and intellectual substance. Recitation is an art and in this five-hour workshop participants will work with award-winning performance poet, storyteller, and educator David Gonzalez to hone the skills needed to enliven the written page for the performance stage.
Including fabulist elements within a realist world can successfully highlight themes of loss, frustration, love, and belonging. This four week online course will focus on allowing fabulist moments to glimmer within poetry. We will explore how poets take that familiar domestic scene—a kitchen, a laundry room, a vegetable patch—and distort the details to reveal the actual nature of the situation through fabulism.
Join dozens of local book publishers, authors, poets, children’s book writers and illustrators at the Second Annual Catskill Interpretive Center Book Fair. Three speakers’ tents will feature the work of over 50 presenters. Activities for children, too!