Your Love Letter to the World: the Epistolary Poem with Jennifer Martelli (via Zoom)

In this generative workshop, we will be looking at epistolary poems as a way to tell secrets and truths on the poetic line. By studying “letter poems” from Emily Dickinson to Rachel Mennies, we’ll explore what happens when we write to the beloved, to the master, to the “you.” We will spend the rest of our time writing our own epistolary poems and sharing them.

This class will be taught via Zoom. You’ll receive the link 24hours before the class meets. Please write to ask@writerscenter.org with any questions.

Jennifer Martelli (she, her, hers) is the author of The Queen of Queens (Bordighera Press) and My Tarantella (Bordighera Press), awarded an Honorable Mention from the Italian-American Studies Association, selected as a 2019 “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, and named as a finalist for the Housatonic Book Award. She is also the author of the chapbooks All Things Are Born to Change Their Shapes (Small Harbor, 2023). In the Year of Ferraro from Nixes Mate Press and After Bird, winner of the Grey Book Press open reading, 2016. Her work has appeared in The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-DayPoetryThe Tahoma Literary ReviewThe Sycamore ReviewCream City ReviewVerse Daily, Iron Horse Review (winner of the Photo Finish contest)and elsewhere.Jennifer Martelli has twice received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her poetry. She is co-poetry editor for Mom Egg Review.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Times: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event
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