Sat, Oct 10 | Online Seminar

There Be Dragons: Courting Risk In Poetry

Erin Adair-Hodges talks about what it means to genuinely take risks when writing poems, to be willing to sail to the edge of the map? In pursuing this question, seminar attendees will look at tricky syntax, lyrical wanderings, and the sonic conflagrations of various poets.
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There Be Dragons: Courting Risk In Poetry

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Oct 10, 2020, 10:00 AM
Online Seminar

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There is no formula for making poems that surprise and sing us into new understandings, so truly giving ourselves over to the unknown as poets is a risky business. What does it mean to genuinely take risks when writing poems, to be willing to sail to the edge of the map? In pursuing this question, we’ll look at tricky syntax, lyrical wanderings, and sonic conflagrations in the poems of Jennifer Chang, Mary Ruefle, Kathryn Nuernberger, Kiki Petrosino, and more. Our own writing in the session will examine the twinned relationship of fear and risk—aiming our poetry boats through monstery waters toward rumored shores.

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