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Blues poems, corridos, the décima, rap, walk poems, the bop, the sound poem, and the found poem— discover and expand your knowledge of performance poetry with NY/Puerto Rican poet and SLAM expert Urayoán Noel. Examine poetic form and performance across cultures and contexts, exploring form as a point of departure for writing personal and social histories.

noel_t2Author, literary critic, translator, performer, and assistant professor of English and Spanish at New York University, Urayoán Noel’s new collection of poems, Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico was recently published by the University of Arizona Press (2015). Other poetic works include Los días porosos (2012), Hi-Density Politics (2010), Boringkén (2008), and Kool Logic/La lógica kool (2005). He is the author of the critical study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press 2014), winner of the Latina/o Studies Book Prize.
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*Members—please sign up by phone at 210.734.9673 to receive 10% discount on class registration.
Saturday 10am–3pm workshops include a light snack. Please bring a brown bag lunch.
View our cancellation policy here http://geminiink.org/cancellation-policy/

Wed, Feb 3, 17; Mar 2, 16; Apr 6, 20; May 4, 18; no classes in June; July 20, Aug 3, 17; Sept 7, 21; Oct 5, 19; Nov 2, 16; Dec 7, public reading TBA
6–8pm, $650
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Instructor: Cyra S. Dumitru
Class Limit: 10. Preliminary writing sample required so that Ms. Dumitru can have a sense of your work before the class begins.
Level: All. Participants will receive and give supportive feedback to poems in progress.

Are you surrendering to the call of your poetic mind? Need guidance with shaping your emerging poems? Or the support and inspiration of other emerging poets? This yearlong course is designed to develop sustained inner listening and focus on the craft of poetry. Respond to others’ poems and receive feedback on your own. Explore the flexibility of the lyric and the narrative, as well as the defined structures of haiku, sestina, and the villanelle. Complete course assignments, and maintain a required personal journal throughout the year as a seedbed for poems, as well as for cultivating self-understanding.

Required Books:
The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets by Ted Kooser (Bison Books, 2007)
The Best American Poetry (2006), edited by Billy Collins and David Lehman (Scribner, 2006; Kindle version, 2008)

Shop local and purchase these books at The Twig, San Antonio’s veteran indie book shop.

To Enroll: Submit 8–10 pages of original poems, all in one Microsoft Word or PDF file at: http://geminiink.submittable.com/submit. This preliminary writing sample is required so that Ms. Dumitru can have a sense of your work before the class begins.
Deadline: January 25, 2016

Cyra Dumitru--Photo 1 copyCyra S. Dumitru is a poet and an author of memoir and meditative essays. Her three poetry collections are Remains (2008) and What the Body Knows (1999), both from Pecan Grove Press, and Listening to Light (River Lily Press 2003). She teaches poetry writing and literature at St. Mary’s University. Dumitru has received degrees in English from Indiana University in Bloomington and the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is also Certified in Poetic Medicine through The Institute for Poetic Medicine based in Palo Alto, CA and administered by John Fox, CPT.

*Members—please sign up by phone at 210.734.9673 to receive 10% discount on class registration.
Saturday 10am–3pm workshops include a light snack. Please bring a brown bag lunch.
View our cancellation policy here http://geminiink.org/cancellation-policy/




 

Payment Options:
Call Gemini Ink at 210.734.9673 to set up the payment options below.

1) Pay $650 in full ​after submission of writing sample. Become a member to receive a 10% discount (only applies to full payments)
2) Pay $108/month for 6 months (final month being $110)
3) Pay $55/month for 12 months (a processing fee of $15 applies to this option to defray additional processing costs)

For questions about this class, contact Alexandra van de Kamp, Creative Writing Classes Program Director, avandekamp@geminiink.org, 210.734.9673

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