When we think about poetry, we usually imagine a nicely laid out verse, surrounded by white space, complete with stanzas and probably rhyme. Most of us can identify a sonnet, a villanelle, a sestina, a ghazal, in short, poems that look and sound “like poems” - the venerable ancestors in poetry’s family tree.
But what about poetry's more recent, unruly offspring? Poems that resemble memoir or even fiction more than verse? Prose poems, epistolary, list poems, lyric and flash essay – how does one know where poetry ends and another form of writing begins?
In this workshop, we will examine what I am calling the “Liminal Poem” – poetry that occupies the space between traditional verse and prose writing.
Through in-class readings and writing prompts, we will explore how prose can transfigure into and out of poetry. We will also discuss the rules
for these hybrid forms and learn to push the limits of our own writing practice.
Minimum/Maximum Participation: 7/14
Cost: 450 NIS if paid in full two weeks before the seminar; 500 NIS subsequently.
Location: Talbiya/Katamon, Jerusalem
(more details upon registration).
Registration: Sign up and we will be in touch. Payment can be made via bank transfer, PayBox/Pepper Pay or credit card.
Cancellation policy: If you cancel within one week of the workshop and your place cannot be filled, you will be asked to cover the total cost of the seminar.
Testimonial from "Writing from the Ordinary," Jan 18, 2018:
'In just a few hours, Jane took us through four different genres of poetry, with examples, exercises and time to share and receive feedback.... She's an amazing teacher and I left feeling refreshed and inspired! Thank you Nadia for organizing such a special treat!' - C.G.
Jane Medved is the author of Deep Calls To Deep (winner of the Many Voices Project, New Rivers Press 2017) and the chapbook Olam, Shana, Nefesh (Finishing Line Press, 2014) Recent essays and poems have appeared in Guesthouse, Juked, Gulf Coast On-Line,Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and The Tampa Review. Her translations of Hebrew poetry are forthcoming in Copper Nickel and Cagibi. She is the poetry editor of The Ilanot Review, and has been a frequent teacher for WriteSpace, Jerusalem, as well as a visiting lecturer in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Bar Ilan University.
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