Masterclass with Jaimie Gusman
On: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Starts: 3:00 pm
Location: 1159 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, HI, 96817WORKING THE POETIC LINE The long tangled thought that sits in your throat like a rope. A communal sentence,rumor. The exquisite corpse. Breath, knife, scab. One single drop of wordblood blooms. Silence. This is how the poetic line moves—unexpectedly, assuredly—from moment to moment. Poet Dana Levin writes, “The line is a unit of experience.” As poets, it is our work to curate an experience or set of experiences for the reader that physically and metaphysically moves. In this generative workshop we will explore the possibilities of space in poetry, beginning with a poem’s most intimate cell: the poetic line. Students will participate in readings, a group writing activity, individual writing prompts, and have the opportunity to share their work. Beginners and seasoned writers are welcome! Jaimie Gusman lives and works as a writer, teacher, and potter in Kaʻaʻawa. Her first book, Anyjar, was published in 2017 by Black Radish Books. She is a recipient of the Ian MacMillan Prize (2012) and the Rita Dove Poetry Award (2015). She also has three chapbooks: Gertrude's Attic (Vagabond Press, 2012), The Anyjar (Highway 101 Press, 2011), and One Petal Row (Tinfish Press, 2011). Gusman’s work can be found in the anthologies Jack London is Dead (Tinfish Press 20 2013), All We Can Hold: Poems of Motherhood (Sagehill Press, 2015) and The End Of The World Project (Moria Books, 2019). She is the founder of Mixing Innovative Arts reading series in Honolulu, holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Hawaii, and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Washington.
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