Poetry and Energy with Jake Skeets

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
450 E Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281
United States

$119 Regular, $99 Student.

Join Jake Skeets (Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers​) in a workshop on poetry and energy with the Virginia C. Piper Center for Creative Writing.

Charles Olson, in “Projective Verse,” states that poetry is energy transference from poet to poem to reader. This idea is one birthed from an understanding of land, place, and field. In this part lecture, part generative workshop, activities will focus on learning how place creates an energy that informs the composition of a poem. Participants will begin with a presentation on Diné-centered thought and life way models of art creation. Then, participants will be asked to create original pieces using a variety of exercises that aim to highlight organic energies that flow through every poet during the composition of a poem.

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