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Master Class with Elaine Equi

Elaine Equi
The Short Poem – Varieties of immediacy
Date and Time: 
April 14, 2018 - 2:30PM to 6:30PM
April 15, 2018 - 2:30PM to 6:30PM
Event Location: 
Stanley Kunitz Conference Room
Admission: 
$390

Please note the class runs at two different times on Saturday and Sunday. Disregard the class times listed above. The correct hours are:

Saturday, April 14, 2:30-6:30pm
Sunday, April 15, 12:00-4:00pm

In this weekend intensive, we’ll explore a rich abundance of ways to write short poems. Our focus will be on forms like aphorisms, haiku and haibun, lists, jokes, concrete poems, fragments, erasures, and more. For inspiration, we’ll look at classic and contemporary poets such as Paul Celan, Lorine Niedecker, Issa, Sappho, Joe Brainard, Robert Lax, and Larry Eigner.

The goal will be to generate a lot of new poems quickly, and to discover how we can make our work more concentrated, so that every word becomes, as Ezra Pound said, “charged with meaning to the utmost degree.”

Elaine Equi is the author of Sentences and Rain (2015), Click and Clone (2011), and Ripple Effect (2007), among other books. She teaches at NYU and in the MFA program at the New School.

Application Deadline EXTENDED TO Thursday, April 5

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Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Workshops, Master Classes and Residencies
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