| |

“In the Haunted Hotel,” Horror Poetry with Jennifer Martelli (via Zoom)

In her essay on The Power of Horror, Dorothea Lasky writes, “Maybe horror itself is a place to heal.” In this generative class, we’ll examine how poets look into the faces of monsters: Frankenstein’s Creature, vampires, urban legends, the possessed. Can the poems we create in this class transcend horror and touch that frightening, yet lovely, place that’s lonely and very human? What shape will our monsters take?

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom ( Saturday, October 5, 12:30-4:30 PM ET) and will be capped at 15 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email misty@writerscenter.org with any questions.

All HVWC scholarship applications will be available on May 1 and will be due on May 15 for all summer/fall 2024 classes.

Jennifer Martelli is the author of The Queen of Queens, winner of the 2023 Italian American Studies Association Book Award and selected as a “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, and My Tarantella, also selected as a “Must Read” and named as a finalist for the Housatonic Book Award. She is the author of the chapbooks All Things are Born to Change Their Shapes, In the Year of Ferraro, and After Bird. Her work has appeared in The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Poetry, The Tahoma Literary Review, Scoundrel Time, Verse Daily, Iron Horse Review, and elsewhere. Jennifer Martelli has twice received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her poetry. She is co-poetry editor for MER.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2024
Times: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

Get tickets now

Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953
Presenter Website: https://writerscenter.org/calendar/horror/