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How can the imagery of illustrated spiritual books — from fruits and flowers to devils and saints, not to mention lords, ladies, deer, dogs and dragons — speak to those of us making poetry in the 21st Century?
Our four-Sunday studio/seminar will discuss the many forms of illumination in poetry, from visual metaphor to musical pattern. We draw examples from such ancient texts as psalms and such medieval texts as riddles. Then we follow writing prompts derived from the illuminated manuscripts: poems with marginalia, poems patterned with images, handwritten poems, poems based on scripture and illustrated poems. The studio seminar has a warm, imaginatively adventurous atmosphere. All students at all levels are welcome, including poets and visual artists.
Class meets on Mar 10, 17, 24 and 31.
Molly Peacock is the author of How to Read a Poem and Start a Poetry Circle and The Analyst. “With gusto, compassion, and wit matched by consummate craft and remarkable tonal range, Peacock revels in the liberties of language,” writes Phillis Levin. She is a co-creator of Poetry in Motion on New York City’s subways and buses and founder of The Best Canadian Poetry series.
The Illuminated Manuscript with Molly Peacock