Poetry in the Garden: A Workshop

Date: 7/9/2019, 7/23/2019, 7/30/2019, 8/6/2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 Nature writing is a beloved tradition in American poetry, one practiced by 20th- and 21st-century authors as diverse as Jane Kenyon, James Wright, Arthur Sze, Yusef Komunyakaa and Layli Long Soldier. While many poets have taken a pastoral approach to nature, praising and idealizing it, others know that nature can have a dark side. This summer, discover what kind of nature poet you are by joining us for “Poetry in the Garden,” a workshop to be held in the backyard garden of the Guilderland Public Library (weather allowing).

In this four-week course, open to a maximum of 10 students, we’ll learn how to read and understand published poetry that often uses nature as a metaphor for human experience, while also practicing our observational skills, so we can write about elements of the natural world.

About the instructor: Susan Comninos is both a widely published poet and a teacher of creative writing. Her poetry's most recently appeared in the Harvard Review Online, Rattle, Subtropics, The Common, Prairie Schooner and North American Review, among others. She’s taught at Siena College, The College of St. Rose, and most recently, SUNY Albany.
In case of bad weather, the workshop will take place inside the Library's Tawasentha Room.

Location: Literary Garden
Registration Ends: 7/9/2019 at 12:00 AM
Status: Waiting List

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