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POSTPONED Poetry of Witness and Response – a Workshop
April 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Nelson Mandela said, “Poetry cannot block a bullet or still a sjambok [whip], but it can bear witness to brutality—thereby cultivating a flower in a graveyard . . .” Throughout history, poets have felt a moral or ethical—or simply a personal—imperative to bear witness in their poetry to social and political acts of injustice. Such poetic witnessing has always been difficult and continues to be so today.
What strategies can help us write passionate, powerful poems of response? Through select poems, guided discussion, and writing prompts the workshop will explore this question.
Registration for this workshop is required. Register here.