Lorca famously wrote that “Only mystery allows us to live, only mystery.” Mysteries surround us whether we’re aware of them or not, and one of poetry’s gifts is its ability to give voice to what we feel, or think, but don’t fully understand. But how do we begin to write from and about what mystifies us? How can we open ourselves up so that what we don’t understand can teach us? Activities will include discussion, selected readings, and exercises designed to generate new work.
Instructor: John Fry
Dates: Sat., Oct 19 & 26 | 10-12pm
CPE Credits: 4 Language Arts
Class Limit: 15
John Fry is the author of the chapbook silt will swirl (NewBorder Publishing). His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, The Offending Adam, Boxcar Poetry Review, Free Verse, and Pebble Lake Review. A graduate of the MFA program at Texas State University in San Marcos, he edits poetry for Newfound and lives in the Texas Hill Country.