A Poem in Every Moment:
Writing Workshop in Flagstaff
Sponsored by the Arizona Authors Association
Facilitated by Pam Davenport
October 29th, 2016, 12:30 p.m.-4:30p.m.
This was a wonderful recent workshop—all sorts of poets and aspiring poets showed up—and I’m sure I will do again. Here is a description:
Life is constantly happening around us, every second of every day. It seems as if writing a poem would be easy. Still, as the poet Ellen Bass says, “There are poems everywhere all the time, but we can’t see them. We’re either moving too fast or we’re asleep.” At this workshop, we will both wake up and slow down—drawing on the community we form and on the peaceful beauty of the Flagstaff Arboretum—so we can see, hear, smell, taste, and feel the abundant life in our immediate space and from our memories. We will look together at poems that inspire us, we will write our own “poems of the moment,” and we will work to discover what makes a poem good, focusing particularly on line, image, and sound.
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