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Why Poetry? Reading and Writing the Weird & Wonderous

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Washington Park Library- Main Area 2Room
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1316 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02905

Join us for a poetry workshop series at the Washington Park Library!

In this third segment of the Why Poetry? series, we'll look at those poems that throw us off-kilter, intrigue, and spook us.  We’ll dip into the surreal with poems that throw our sense of scale out of whack, contain a visitation or encounter, and otherwise spark the imagination.  Writers DO NOT have to write in a weird way for this class to be helpful.  We'll talk about grounding all your work so the reader feels firmly entrenched in the poem even if they are experiencing something de-stabilizing.  We may cover the ways in which "autobiographical" work is more flexible in the field of poetry and how the magical/mythical can be useful to freeing our poetry from the bounds of the strictly factual.

These classes will be run by the lovely Rosalynde Vas Dias. Her poetry has appeared in Crazyhorse, The Cincinnati Review, West Branch, The Pinch, Laurel Review, The Collagist, The Four Way Review, and elsewhere. Her first book, Only Blue Body, won the 2011 Robert Dana Award offered by Anhinga Press.  In the fall of 2014, a selection of her linked poems, ‘Sweet Herald’, was a Campbell Corner Distinguished Entry.
Registration Recommended. Contact Amy Rosa 401-781-3136 or email
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Amy Rosa
(401) 781-3136
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This program is supported by funds from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health
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