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In this period of crisis, when we need to keep physically distant from one another, language can bring us close.
As we enter the space of the poem, we are touched by lives sometimes similar and sometimes very unlike our own. In this workshop, we will begin to explore/inhabit our own lived in spaces of language, as we read from a wide selection of poems, and work on generating, crafting and enjoying the process of writing poems to help us speak of the present moment, evoke memories and stimulate the imagination.
Class meets Wednesdays: August 19, 26, September 2, 9.
Eléna Rivera is a poet and translator. Born in Mexico City, and raised in Paris, France, she now resides in New York City. She is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, most recently Scaffolding and A Test of Labor. She is the winner of the 2010 Robert Fagles prize for her translation of Bernard Noël's The Rest of the Voyage. “Scaffolding is a profound meditation. One cannot but fall in love with the book, and its city, that Rivera has given us,” writes the Cincinnati Review.
Poetry Workshop with Eléna Rivera