Poetry Conversations

 

 

Valzhyna Mort: Reading Between the Line-breaks

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 3pm, Skiles Building, Room 10

 

Poet and translator Valzhyna Mort will ask the audience to “witness the birth of meaning in a poetic text.” How is the poem made? We will read “Who was Mary Shelley” by Lorine Niedecker and discuss the relationships between words and non-words in this poem. The conversation will be followed by Q & A session with the poet. 

 

This event is FREE and open to the public.

To RSVP for this event, or for more information please contact Travis Denton at travis.denton@lmc.gatech.edu

Collin Kelley and Karen J. Head: Generative Poetry Workshop to Benefit Poetry Atlanta

Saturday, January 19, 2019 1-5pm, Location TBA

 

Atlanta poets Collin Kelley and Karen J. Head will co-teach a generative poetry workshop with an emphasis on ekphrastic and persona poetry. 

 

The fee for this workshop is $75. The fee will go directly to benefit Poetry Atlanta

To register for this event, please contact Collin Kelley at collinkelley@gmail.com

 

David Tomas Martinez: Distinguishing Simile, Metaphor, and Symbol

Thursday, February 19, 2019, Time and Location TBA

 

In this talk, David Tomas Martinez will consider the role of images in the poem. “Language builds by imagery,” says Martinez, “because of this, images are the building block of many poems, and the comparative image is one of the most ubiquitous.” Martinez will distinguish the intellectual and emotional distinctions of comparative images, and help writers choose which and when best suits a poem.” The talk will be followed by a Q & A session with the poet.

 

This event is FREE and open to the public.

To RSVP for this event, or for more information please contact Travis Denton at travis.denton@lmc.gatech.edu