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Poetry: Expressing the Inexpressible

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Poetry: Expressing the Inexpressible
Instructor(s):
Kim Stafford
Date and Time:
7/6/2019
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7/7/2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuition:
$320
Total Cost:
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320
Minimum Age Level:
18+
Skill Level:
All
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Workshop Overview

The forest conveys wisdom without words. The river teaches in episodes of grace. How can we practice such forms of incantation with language? In human song, magic becomes real. In poems, words do what they can’t say. Through a spell of language where love is knit into syllables by an honest voice, we can begin to convey the otherwise impossible secrets of our devotions. In this workshop, we will savor poems that perform the soft magic of blessing and write poems in the spirit of forest, river and song.

About the Instructor(s)

Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute and author of a dozen books of poetry and prose. In addition to Sitka, he has taught writing workshops at the annual Fishtrap Writers Gathering and at colleges and literary centers in Oregon and abroad. In May, 2018, Gov. Kate Brown named him Oregon's 9th Poet Laureate.

Materials List: Students Bring

ESSENTIAL:

• Paper and Pen

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

INSTRUCTOR PROVIDES:

• A packet with sample texts for inspiration and study

• Writing prompts for practice in the workshop and beyond

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