March 21, 2017
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March 20, 2017
The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) has announced two new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the summer:
- Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Poetry and Plays
Taught by Christopher Merrill and Lisa Schlesinger
Course dates: July 17 – September 5, 2017
- Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction
Taught by Christopher Merrill and Venise Berry
Course dates: May 15 – July 3, 2017
The courses are self-paced and completely free for all participants. No writing experience is required. Follow the links for additional information.
March 19, 2017
Meanwhile, in San Antonio… Word Around Town is a public art project created by Jennifer Khoshbin. She has installed two illuminated signs in the yards of corner houses; the signs display a micropoem on each side. The initial set of poems (uncredited on the signs) comes from poets Naomi Shihab Nye and Jenny Browne, current poet laureate of San Antonio. Khoshbin anticipates that other poets will contribute works in the coming weeks.
Read about Word Around Town in The Rivard Report.
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photo by Bonnie Arbittier
March 18, 2017
March 17, 2017
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 18, 2017, would be a good time to go to Kirkland. Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall will lead a FREE workshop at BookTree from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and then be a featured reader in the 3rd Saturday Poetry Is Everything Reading and Open Mic, 6:15 to 8:00 p.m., along with co-feature poet Raul Sanchez. Tod’s workshop is “Three Notes on a Silver Flute: Making Metaphors.”
March 16, 2017
March 15, 2017
Poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths has partnered with The Academy of American Poets to release online a series of videos called P.O.P. (“Poets on Poetry”). Each video features a contemporary American poet reading two poems — one of their own and one by another poet — and talking about the poems they’ve selected. The “poet then answers a question s/he has selected from a pool of anonymous questions generated from other participants,” creating a sort of ongoing conversation.
In a related essay, Griffiths describes the project as a kind of three-dimensional portraiture, “a sequence of visual poems, nuanced and calibrated as Russian dolls.”
Visit the P.O.P. page and listen in.