Open Places, Urban Spaces: The Poetry of Being There

Date: 10/12/2021
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 Poets like Joy Harjo and Ted Kooser trace the rural roots of America, while others, like Frank O’Hara and Terrance Hayes, take the rushed pulse of cities like New York and Pittsburgh. Such writing is considered the poetry of place, as it’s focused on where the poet currently lives, traverses or stands at length. In this six-week, virtual writing workshop, we’ll read and discuss poems of place by the four authors above, as well as try our hands at writing about where we, ourselves, are grounded — giving our familiar land- and cityscapes center stage.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Susan Comninos has taught writing at Siena College, The College of St. Rose, and SUNY Albany. Her poetry has recently been shortlisted for both the Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize and the Cider Press Review Book Award, as well as longlisted for the Cowles Poetry Book Prize. She is the recipient of several Poets & Writers grants. Her poems have appeared in the Harvard Review Online, Rattle, The Common, Prairie Schooner and North American Review, among others.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Program has limited registration; we ask participants to commit to all six program dates. We will send out a link to the virtual meeting to registrants the day before each session date. Please be sure to include both your library barcode and email address when registering.

Location: Zoom 1
Registration Ends: 9/13/2021 at 12:00 AM
Contact: Maria Buhl
Status: Waiting List

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