Although we make no promises, what could be a better way to get through Halloween and Election Day than by learning how poetry has helped writers to heal trauma and prevent post-traumatic stress syndrome? Guided by an internationally published and anthologized author of metrical poems, you will explore the science behind this — including an essay by the late psychoanalyst-playwright-poet Frederick Feirstein — and then put these methods to use in writing new poems. The workshop will include close attention to musical qualities of poetry, readings and discussion of time-honored poems, class writing exercises, and master-class-style workshopping of participants’ poems.
LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE: This workshop will be held via our online video conferencing platform, Zoom. The dates and times will remain the same. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here. Shortly before the start date participants will recieve an email with login info. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.