In this workshop we will explore our individual and collective experiences of Jewish belonging, migration, home and memory through a range of poetic forms. We will draw on works from established poets to explore our own voices, examine poetic elements such as line breaks, syntax, structure, sound, etc. More than anything, this workshop is an opportunity to enjoy some of what poetry has to offer in terms of personal and creative expression. Minimum of 4 people max 10.
Ana-Maurine Lara, Ph.D., is a national award-winning poet and fiction writer. She is author of the fictional works Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press, 2006), When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones, 2011), and Watermarks and Tree Rings (Tanama Press) and the poetry manuscript Kohnjehr Woman (RedBone Press, 2017). In 2015, she completed the first of her decade-long projects, Cantos, including her original poetry, with music composition by Martin Perna and original artwork by Youmna Chlala. She is an assistant professor at the University of Oregon and a member of TBI.