Your poetry can benefit from understanding more about how the brain is “wired for poetry” (as Frederick Turner has said). This goes beyond the well-known use of metaphor to explain scientific concepts to the general public. Through writing exercises, close examination of old and new poems, workshopping of participant poems, and brief reading assignments, we will examine the neurology and psychology of poetry, the relationship between time and memory, how science has influenced well-known poets, how poetry can both heal and prevent trauma, and more. Readings include essays by Frederick Turner, Ruth Padel, Frederick Feirstein, and Virginia Smith.
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.