Friday, August 31, 2007

FYI: I'll be teaching a poetry workshop this fall...

The Poetry Project at St Mark's Church
10th Street & 2nd Avenue/Manhattan

"The Poetry Project burns
like red hot coal in New York's snow." - Allen Ginsberg

Poetry Lab: Forms of Joyful Experimentation
Fridays At 7pm: 10 Sessions Begin October 12th

In this workshop we'll forge new paths to the poem by investigating how far a poem can depart from being “a poem” and yet still be a poem. We'll experiment with breath, heartbeat, movement, blogs, the alchemy of words, visions, letters to the editor, spontaneity, psychoanalysis, collaborations, appropriations and self-hypnosis along with various traditional forms. The main objective is to create a supportive, affirmative, creative and inviting atmosphere in our "Lab." A partial reading list will include: Hannah Weiner, Jacques Lacan, Diane Williams, David Markson, Miranda July, Thomas Bernhard, Bill Knott, Arthur Rimbaud, Alice Notley, Mina Loy and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Todd Colby is the author of Tremble & Shine, Riot in the Charm Factory, Cush and Ripsnort, all of which were published by Soft Skull Press.


Blogger Lizzie said...

What fun! And Miranda July on the reading list!

11:26 PM  
Blogger Todd Colby said...

Yeah, I love leading workshops at the PP, If you're ever bopping around Brooklyn on a Friday drop on by.

2:35 AM  

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