Past Events

Against Assimilation: A Workshop on Estranging Language

Jenny Xie

Sunday, 3 April 2022    |    2:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time    |    Virtual Event

Against Assimilation: A Workshop on Estranging Language

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Jenny Xie

Join us as Jenny Xie leads a generative and revision-oriented workshop where we consider works by poets such as Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Paul Celan, and Sahar Muradi, and engage in exercises meant to de-domesticate, and de-discipline, our lines and upend the usual assumptions about what language can, and should, do.

This workshop is free and open to the public. However, due to space constraints, RSVPs will be required for the workshop. Please follow the link below for more information.

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Generative Workshop with Charles Simic

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Saturday, 19 March 2022    |    2:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time    |    Virtual Event

A Generative Workshop

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Charles Simic

Join us for a unique generative workshop with poetry legend Charles Simic. This workshop is free and open to the public. However, due to space constraints, RSVPs will be required for the workshop. Please follow the link below for more information.

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The Atlanta International Poetry Festival: Ukrainian and US Poetry

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27 January 2022    |    7:00 Eastern Time    |    Virtual Event

featuring

Ukrainian Poets:   Boris Khersonsky, Ludmila Khersonsky, and Lyuba Yakimchuk
US Poets:               Jenny Xie, Javier Zamora, and Diane Seuss
Moderated by:       Oksana Maksymchuk and Oleh Kotsyuba

The reading is open to the public, and free to attend, with no RSVP required.

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A Workshop for Immigrant & Refugee Poets

Carolina Ebeid

Saturday, 4 December 2021    |    2:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time    |    Virtual Event

A Workshop for Immigrant & Refugee Poets

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Carolina Ebeid

How do we open a creative space for undervalued and intangible heirlooms, and ephemera -- objects lost in migration, now only filed in memory?

Join us as Carolina Ebeid leads a craft discussion and generative workshop where we consider the question by engaging the work of multimedia writers and crafting poems that reach towards an answer framed in our own experiences and generational memories.

This workshop is free and open to the public. However, due to space constraints, RSVPs will be required for the workshop. Please follow the link below for more information.

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The Atlanta International Poetry Festival: An Evening of Chinese Poetry & Translation

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18 November 2021    |    7:00 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time    |    Virtual Event
in partnership with Purdue University and The University of Oklahoma
and with generous support from The Poetry Foundation

featuring

Ming Di, Zhou Xiaojing, and Zheng Xiaoqiong

The reading is open to the public, and free to attend, with no RSVP required.

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Perfecting the Manuscript, Publishing the Book: A Workshop for Poets

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Saturday, 13 November 2021    |    2:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time    |    Virtual Event

Workshop: Perfecting the Manuscript, Publishing the Book

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Kristina Marie Darling

Join us for a craft workshop with poet Kristina Marie Darling. This lecture-style presentation will offer students a variety of strategies for: Sequencing, structuring, sectioning, and titling a full-length poetry manuscript; crafting effective pitches to publishers, standard submissions procedures within the industry; and improving submission odds.

This workshop is free and open to the public. However, due to space constraints, RSVPs will be required for the workshop. Please follow the link below for more information.

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A Workshop on Poetry in Translation

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Saturday, 6 November 2021    |    2:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time    |    Virtual Event

A Workshop on Poetry in Translation

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Ming Di

Do you have to know the language in order to translate poems from it? Poetry existed long before there was any language. Poets are detectives when it comes to deciphering a poem. But even with Google Translator, we, as poets, need to listen to the internal voice after we've figured out or are given the literal meanings of words. But how do we shape the poem after we've got everything in our mind? A few short poems in Chinese with English transliteration will be used as translation exercises followed by discussions. An ancient writing script from southern China will be introduced through a short poem as group exercise at the end.

Join us as Ming Di leads a craft talk and generative workshop on translation. This workshop will be of immense interest to bilingual and multilingual poets, as well as poets who are interested in the art and the act of translation.

This workshop is free and open to the public. However, due to space constraints, RSVPs will be required for the workshop. Please follow the link below for more information.

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Generative Workshop with Chen Chen

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Saturday, 2 October 2021    |    2:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time    |    Virtual Event

Generative Workshop: Repetition, Variation, Migration

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Chen Chen

Join us for a craft discussion and generative poetry workshop with Chen Chen. Chen will discuss how contemporary immigrant and refugee poets use repetition and variation to articulate their lived experiences, and use this to understanding to create new poems.

This workshop is free and open to the public. However, due to space constraints, RSVPs will be required for the workshop. Please follow the link below for more information.

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Community Poetry Workshop with Travis Denton

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Saturday, 15 May 2021    |    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time    |    Virtual Event

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Travis Denton

Join us for a small-group craft discussion and poetry workshop with Poetry@Tech's Associate Director, Travis Denton.

Travis' workshop will seek to demystify the revision process. We will discuss strategies for editing poems and approaches to revitalizing stalled poems. We will then apply these techniques to poems by our workshop participants.

This workshop is free and open to the public. However, due to space constraints, RSVPs will be required for the workshop. Please follow the link below for more information.

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Community Poetry Workshop with Ilya Kaminsky

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Sunday, 28 March 2021    |    4:00 - 5:30 PM Eastern Time    |    Virtual Event

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Ilya Kaminsky

Join us for a craft discussion and generative poetry workshop with Ilya Kaminsky. Ilya will discuss work by Poetry@Tech's Spring 2021 featured poets, including Maggie Smith, Natalie Diaz, Valzhyna Mort, and Arthur Sze, followed by a generative workshop. This workshop is free and open to the public. However, due to space constraints, RSVPs will be required for the workshop. Please follow the link below for more information.

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