Posted April 15, 2017.

Writing the Letter Poem

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When:
April 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017-04-19T15:00:00-07:00
2017-04-19T16:30:00-07:00
Where:
Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209
USA
Cost:
free with Chinese Garden Admission
Contact:
Willa Schneberg
503.228.8131

WRITING THE LETTER POEM – taught by Willa Schneberg
Inside the Scholar’s Study poems and epistles were written with special brushes to those far away.
In the Scholar’s Study, we will glean how the letter is a cousin to the poem. Indeed, they both share the need to communicate to a reader in evocative language. But in the epistolary poem the writer might be a persona and the reader might be “real,” invented, historic, an animal or a place. Masters in this genre: the Medieval Chinese poet Cao Zhi, Elizabeth Bishop, Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes and Bernadette Mayer will guide us in our process.
90 Minutes, generative, handouts will be provided.

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