Appearances

  • Mon
    20
    Jun
    2022
    Sun
    26
    Jun
    2022
    Bemidji State University

    Beyond the Expected Poem

    A “successful” poem or series of poems sometimes traps us into repeating the formula.  How do we keep our poetry practice vital? If writing is inquiry, where do we look for unexpected questions that will enrich our poems? In this generative workshop, writers will set aside their comfortable habits and try new tools of inquiry, bend their forms and usual approaches to writing, and engage in unexpected “collaborations.” Our days will include writing exercises and prompts, discussion of excerpts from essays on poetics, and inspiration from the natural world. We will read a diverse range of poems as inspiration and with an eye on their architecture and method. As we share drafts and plan revisions, we will try to move beyond intention by following the energy of the image(s) and the detours of language. Participants should leave the workshop with a group of new poem drafts and a “bank” of ideas for further writing.

    https://www.northwoodswriters.org/the-conference/faculty-workshops/poetry-kimberly-blaeser

Kim at Returning the Gift Festival, 2012 in Milwaukee, Indian Summer Stage.

Kim at Returning the Gift Festival, 2012 in Milwaukee, Indian Summer Stage.


 

Past Events

Event Information:

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2015

    Poets Respond to Madison

    7:30 - 8:15 p.m.MMoCA • 227 State Street • Madison

    In this special evening of poetry, members of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFoP); Wisconsin's Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser; Madison’s Poets Laureate, Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman; and other invited poets will read original works inspired by Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century.

    You too are encouraged to share your vision(s) of the city through Twitter using #writeyourmadison. All tweets sent by February 15 will contribute to a group collage poem that will be performed at the event. Write Your Madison is a digital place-making project by Madison's Poets Laureate and Cowfeather Press that invites collaboration and conversation through poetry about Madison. Learn more at Cowfeather Press.

    Poets Respond to Madison is organized in conjunction with Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century and the artists’ project, Madison: A Cooperative Almanac, by MMoCA’s education department in partnership with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFoP) and Madison’s Poets Laureate.

    MMoCA Nights admission $10/Members free.