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A Feast for Bards: Farm to Table Poetics

  • Poetry Barn 1693 New York 28A West Hurley, NY, 12491 United States (map)

From planting to harvest, cooking to eating, food has inspired poets, not only as one of life's most sensual pleasures, but also because poetry about food is often just as much about something else: body image, love, yearning, addiction.

The Catskills' edible bounty is a feast for the senses. In this workshop, we’ll pair exemplary food poems with incredible local fare from Rondout Valley Organics, Davenport Farms, and others, observing the unique characteristics of each food type, and drawing upon all of our senses, memories, and associations to write the food poem that could only issue from your throat.

Participants will leave with any leftovers, their poem, and a handout of literary magazines who specialize in publishing food-oriented poems, such as Alimentum.

$35 / includes farm-to-table luncheon
Limited to 8
Proceeds to be donated to Reservoir Food Pantry


12:00-1:30: Introductions, readings, discussion
1:30-3:00:  Lunch & free writing time
3:00-5:00: Workshop

Teaching artists: Lissa Kiernan & Tina Barry


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