Poetry has been used as a powerful tool both to heal old trauma and to prevent post-traumatic stress syndrome. We will explore the science behind this — including an essay by the late psychoanalyst-playwright-poet Frederick Feirstein — while also putting these methods to use in writing new poems. Guided by an internationally published and anthologized author of metrical poems, this workshop will include close attention to the 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.