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July @  The Rooster Moans: Amy King's Apostrophe, Odes, Ekphrasis, Oh My! 

For as long as we can remember, poets have addressed the sun and moon, distant lovers and heroes, while also separately singing odes to the gods. In the course of this workshop, we will look at a the work and lives of a variety of artists and poets, and consider how ekphrasis can extend beyond mere description of the visual arts, but may also be combined with address (apostrophe), and/or incorporate the ode as a means to reflect appreciation, and content from, each artist's work.

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BIO:

Of her most recent book from Litmus Press,I Want to Make You Safe, John Ashbery described it as bringing “abstractions to brilliant, jagged life, emerging into rather than out of the busyness of living.”  It was one of theBoston Globe’sBest Poetry Books of 2011, and it was reviewed, among others, by the Poetry Foundation, the Cambridge Review and the Colorado Review.  King was also honored by The Feminist Press as one of the “40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism” awardees, and she received the2012 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.


I Want to Make You Safe was recently published by Litmus Press, 2011.  Amy King is also the author of Slaves to do These Things, I’m the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, all from Blazevox Books, as well as The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Award 2002) and Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country (Dusie Press).

King conducts interviews for VIDA: Woman in Literary Arts, co-edits Esque Magazine and the PEN Poetry Series with Ana Božičević, co-editsBarefoot Review, edits the Poetics List, sponsored by The Electronic Poetry Center (SUNY-Buffalo/University of Pennsylvania), moderates the Women’s Poetry Listserv (WOMPO) and the Goodreads Poetry! Group, and teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.  She has also conducted workshops at such places as the San Francisco State University Poetry Center, Summer Writing Program @ Naropa University, Slippery Rock University and Rhode Island School of Design.

Her poems have been nominated for numerous Pushcart Prizes, she was a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and she was the recipient of a MacArthur Scholarship for Poetry. Amy founded and curated, from 2006 until 2010, the Brooklyn-based reading series,The Stain of Poetry.  Amy King was also the 2007 Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere.

O, My! Here Comes Amy!

 

July @ The Rooster Moans: Amy King's Apostrophe, Odes, Ekphrasis, Oh My

Amy says:  

For as long as we can remember, poets have addressed the sun and moon, distant lovers and heroes, while also separately singing odes to the gods. In the course of this workshop, we will look at a the work and lives of a variety of artists and poets, and consider how ekphrasis can extend beyond mere description of the visual arts, but may also be combined with address (apostrophe), and/or incorporate the ode as a means to reflect appreciation, and content from, an artist's work.

 Click the "Register" button to your right to sign-up. Seats are limited ~ so don't dally! 

Yours,
Lissa

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Lissa Kiernan
Artistic Director, The Rooster Moans
workshops@poetrycoop.com
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http://www.poetrycoop.com/poetry-workshops/apostrophe-odes-ekphrasis-oh-my
Date: 
Jun.19.2012