Monday Night Poetry Workshop


Monday, September 22, 2014 - Monday, November 3, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Poetry is a way to pay attention — to language, to the world, to what it feels like to be alive. In this workshop, we explore how to balance that attention with craft, intuition, and inspiration. We look at the building blocks of poems from individual words through lines, stanzas, fragments, paragraphs. We look at important elements of style: tone, diction, form, metaphor, clarity. We also investigate inspiration: what activities or inactivities can summon it, how to use it when it happens. We’ll read a variety of modern and contemporary poets, selected according to students’ interests and needs. The focus of the class is on your work; we’ll talk about how to develop your strengths, how to open up to new areas of expression, what revision practices work best for you.

6 Mondays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., 9/22/2014–11/03/2014

Kathleen Ossip

Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Do-Over, which will be published in 2015; The Cold War, which was one of Publishers Weekly’s best books of 2011; The Search Engine, which was selected by Derek Walcott for the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize; and Cinephrastics, a chapbook of movie poems. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Poetry, Paris Review, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Washington Post, The Believer, A Public Space, and Poetry Review (London). She teaches at The New School in New York and online for The Poetry School of London. She has received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 - Monday, November 3, 2014
Times: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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$345 - Members
$370 - Non-Members

Presenter: Kathleen Ossip
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953

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