A GENERATIVE AND CONTEMPLATIVE JOURNEY
Rilke tells us we must change our lives but what the heck does that mean? How can our poems help us meet the great mystery of what comes next? We will look at and write poems that engage, welcome, and resist moments of great change. In a mix of reading and writing, the workshop will function like a lab. Experimenting with form and structure, we’ll work to generate enough poems and exercises to take you through at least a season of adventure and possibility. We will think about how poetry, our own and others, might help us find our way in seemingly inexplicable times. We will workshop at least one poem you write during the week and talk deeply about how to make variations of poems that can lead both to deep revision and entirely new poems.