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CONFESS! (ional) poetry with Veronica Golos

May 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT


May 11, 18, and 25, 6-8:30pm CST, via Zoom
Instructor: Veronica Golos
Nonmember: $145; Member: $125; Student/Vet/Mil $75

CONFESS! (ional) poetry with Veronica Golos

What brings a poem from a first-person narrative, to what has been termed Confessional poetry?  Looking at poems by groundbreaking poets Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Ai,  we will explore how these women poets broke through barriers of sex and language, how they shaped their work, and, using their examples, we will break through our own boundaries. A packet will be sent to participants before the workshop, with poems from each of the poets and background information of their eras,  along with suggestions for our own writing. Each participant will write 3 poems,  inspired by each of these Confessional poets, and poems by participants will be read carefully and discussed.

Veronica Golos is the author of four poetry books: GIRL, awarded the Naji Naaman Honor Prize, 2019 (Beirut, Lebanon); Rootwork, winner of the Southwest Book Design Award in Poetry, 2016Vocabulary of Silence winner of the  New Mexico Book Award, translated into Arabic and Persian; and A Bell Buried Deep, winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Former co-editor of the Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, she is an instructor for SOMOS in Taos, NM, and Hugo House in Seattle, WA. Plume Magazine recently featured her work-in-progress, The Changing SamePlume Poetry Feature: Veronica Golos. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her husband, David Pérez.


May 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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