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Date(s): Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Lecture
Genre and Form(s): American Indian, Indigenous, Poetry
Cost: $119 Regular, $99 Student
Charles Olson, in “Projective Verse,” states that poetry is energy transference from poet to poem to reader. This idea is one birthed from an understanding of land, place, and field. In this part lecture, part generative workshop, activities will focus on learning how place creates an energy that informs the composition of a poem. Participants will begin with a presentation on Diné-centered thought and life way models of art creation. Then, participants will be asked to create original pieces using a variety of exercises that aim to highlight organic energies that flow through every poet during the composition of a poem.
The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series will also be presenting a poetry reading with Jake Skeets on first Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore (1738 E McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006). To learn more about the reading, visit our website at https://piper.asu.edu/events/jake-skeets.