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Poetry of Witness and Response – a Workshop (online)
June 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Workshop is full. You can add your name to the waitlist by clicking here, and if space opens up, we will let you know.
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. Workshop will be conducted online using Zoom. Registrants will receive the workshop link via email.
You may also enjoy the virtual poetry reading by local poet Evan Oakley; no need to register, just attend! Click here for more information and the Zoom link.