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Reading and Writing Mythopoetics: A Poetry Workshop
October 15, 2017, 12:00 AM EDT
In this workshop (which runs Sundays from September 17th to December 10th), participants in person and online will read and write through a tryptich of books by women writers that enact myth in their poetics: Theresa Hak Cha, Alice Notley, and Joanne Kyger.
Participants spend the first hour reading poems (aloud) and another hour writing. The writing portion takes the form of starting points and prompts drawn from the poems as well as those of instructor Hoa Nguyen’s own design. Weekly written materials include introductory and contextualizing commentary, supplemental materials, and inventive writing prompts.