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Beasts and Animals in Poetry
September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$25 – $35
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Poetry has a long tradition of depicting beasts, both real and imagined. From Beowolf to Sylvia Plath, the depiction of beasts and animals in poetry often delves into deeper truths or the darker side of our humanity. Drawing on the current exhibit, “Beauty and the Beast,” this workshop with poet Jodie Hollander, will examine questions of self as seen through the idea of the animal. Using celebrated examples of both traditional and contemporary poetry, we’ll also discuss techniques such as metaphor, imagery, sound and allusion as well as introducing basic techniques for creating musicality within a poem. No experience necessary.
Jodie Hollander, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was raised in a family of classical musicians. She studied poetry in England, and her poems have appeared in journals such as The Poetry Review, The Yale Review, PN Review, The Dark Horse, The New Criterion, The Rialto, Verse Daily, The Best Australian Poems of 2011, and The Best Australian Poems of 2015.
She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant in Italy, a Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland, and attended the MacDowell Colony in 2015. Her debut publication, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse (London) in 2012, and her full-length collection, My Dark Horses, is published with Liverpool University Press (Pavilion Poetry). She currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
$25 MoA Members