Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Metaphor, (re)vision, and the Ode: A Workshop

In this workshop, we will explore risk, metaphor, & vision in relation to the praise poem. Through a series of generative prompts & questions, we will explore the ways in which the act of practicing metaphors might teach us something essential about personal history, empathy, action, and memory.

Sunday May 16, 2010
Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th St. NW
Suite 600
Washington DC, 20036

**To register, send a check for $25 made out to "Sarah Browning" to Split This Rock, 1112 16thStreet, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. Scholarships available.**

Please contact Sarah at browning at splitthisrock dot org for more info.

Aracelis Girmay is the author of the poetry collection Teeth, for which she was named a Pan African Literary Fellow & recipient of the GLCA New Writers Award. Girmay's work has also been published in Callaloo, Ploughshares, & MiPoesias, among other journals. She teaches in Drew University's low-residency MFA program, DreamYard's Bronx Poetry Project, & will begin teaching at Hampshire College in September. Among the poets whose work is deeply teaching her are: Forugh Farrokhzad, Gwendolyn Brooks, Martín Espada, Nazim Hikmet, & Lucille Clifton.

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