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The Poetic Ode: A Means to Breaking Free

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$100.00

We live in a world in which language is too often driven by social media shares, political rhetoric, and chyrons scrolling across cable news. As poet Adrienne Rich wrote, we live with “manipulated fear, ignorance, cultural confusion and social antagonism huddling together on the faultline of an empire.” This generative poetry workshop will focus on the tradition of the poetic ode—from the ancient Greeks to contemporary American poets—as a means to break free, to write courageously, and to use our poems to effect change in our community and the world.

This is a multi-session workshop that takes place on Thursdays, November 8, 15, 29 & December 6.


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Joshua Robbins is the author of Praise Nothing (University of Arkansas Press, 2013), part of the Miller Williams Series in Poetry, and his recognitions include the James Wright Poetry Award, the New South Prize, selection for the Best New Poets anthology, and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in poetry from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He teaches poetry writing at the University of the Incarnate Word and lives in San Antonio.

Details

Date:
November 15
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$100.00
Event Category:

Venue

Gemini Ink
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Phone:
210-734-9673

Organizer

Patrick Stockwell
Phone:
210-734-9673
Email:
pstockwell@geminiink.org