Sound, Subject, Imagination: Exploring the Three Pillars of Poetry: Monday Night Poetry


Monday, January 5, 2015 - Monday, January 26, 2015
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


For writers who wish to study how the imagination and sound work together to enhance the subject of their poems. A poem is always about the relationship between its sonic and imaginative parts, this is what convinces the ear that the subject is not only real but important. We will study techniques used by poets across various eras as well as workshop your own poems extensively in search of the keenest balance in your work between these three pillars of the art of poetry.

4 Mondays, 6:30–9:00 p.m., 1/5/2015–1/26/2015

Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Born in New York City in 1974, poet, literary and art critic, and translator Rowan Ricardo Phillips earned his BA at Swarthmore College and his PhD at Brown University. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Poetry among other publications.He is the author of the forthcoming book Heaven as well as The Ground, for which he was the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award and the GLCA New Writers Award for Poetry, along with having been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry. He is currently a judge for the 2014 National Book Award in Poetry.

In addition to his work in the field of poetry, Phillips writes literary criticism, art criticism, and non-fiction: he is the author of a study of poetry, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness; the translator, from the Catalan, of Salvador Espriu’s Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth; and a contributing writer for Artforum Magazine; he has also written extensively on soccer online for The New Republic and The Paris Review. Phillips has taught at Stony Brook, Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia. A Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, he divides his time between New York City and Barcelona.

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Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, January 5, 2015 - Monday, January 26, 2015
Times: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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$295 - Members
$320 - Non-Members

Presenter: Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953

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