The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Seeing is Believing: Drafting the Lasting Image with Nicole Sealey

Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: 
Heritage, University Club (view map)
Type(s): 
Lecture, Presentation, Talk
Genre and Form(s): Mixed Genre, Poetry
Tags: Image, Imagery, Description

About the Session

In The Poet’s Companion, Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux argue that images should “produce a bit of magic, a reality so real it is ‘like being alive twice.’” As we know, images are closely linked to memory. As poets, after mining our respective memories, how do we deepen a reader’s experience with the poem via the image? How does one draft a lasting image—an image readers will remember? This craft talk will explore the image, its implications, as more than mere scenery.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2019 Nicole Sealey
Born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and raised in Apopka, Florida, Nicole Sealey is the author of Ordinary Beast, finalist for the 2018 PEN Open Book Award, and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the 2015 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize.