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Stop Making Sense: Explorations in Poetry

Dates: Saturday, February 3 
Time: 1 - 4 pm 
Instructor: Maw Shein Win
Ages: Adult 
Maximum Enrollment: 9
Genre: Poetry
Price: $115 

"Poetry is a book of light at night/dispersing clouds of unknowing."

                                                                                            -Lawrence Ferlinghetti

In this dynamic and playful workshop, we will generate new writing for poems and flash prose through innovative and unusual prompts and exercises. Using word games, experiments, collaborations, and other techniques, we will expand and take our work to new places. We will also read and discuss poems by contemporary writers such as Tracy K. Smith, Kim Hyesoon, Elaine Equi, and others. This daring, edgy, and fun class is ideal for both beginning and experienced writers who wish to explore their unique poetic terrains.

Music of the Mind

Maw Shein Win is a Burmese American poet, editor, and educator who lives and works in the Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in many journals and several anthologies, including Cimmaron Review, Fanzine, The Fabulist, and others. She was an Artist in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Maw often collaborates with visual artists, musicians, and other writers. Her most recent poetry chapbook is Score and Bone, from Nomadic Press. Her poetry collection, Invisible Gifts, will be published by Manic D Press in 2018. She is the first Poet Laureate of El Cerrito, California.  


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