Head Full of Poems / 3-week workshop with Paul Mills (Poez)

Dec
17
Sun, 17 December 2017 // 12:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Head Full of Poems / 3-week workshop with Paul Mills (Poez)

This workshop will meet the following Sundays: December 3, December 10, December 17

TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM – 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery INSTRUCTOR: Paul Mills

This 3-week workshop is about learning your favorite classic poetry by heart, for dramatic presentation to others, or just to hear in the dark by yourself -- the only way to possess a perfect copy of an artistic masterpiece on your person, in your mind and in your heart, forever. We will explore how this can impact your own writing by making you fluent in the rhythm and language of classic poetry. This is a noncompetitive workshop that anyone can participate in, enjoy, and benefit from, regardless of their level of skill or experience writing or performing poetry.

Paul L. Mills aka Poez, an honors graduate of Columbia University (Writing and French Literature) began performing classic, original, and improvised poetry in the street, in cabarets, concert halls and theaters, on radio and television, in the US and Europe, more than 40 years ago. He has been described by the New York Times as a “Spoken-Word Pioneer”; by Bowery Poetry founder Bob Holman as Greenwich Village’s “Top Spoken-Word Cat”; by Le Figaro (Paris) as “etonnant et imprevu”; and by the New York Daily News as “a young man with a flow of words like a river … like a jazz instrument.” Bowery Poetry released a volume of his writing in 2007, “The Poetry Dollars,” and is preparing to issue a revised, updated edition later this year. He has performed at The Bowery Poetry Club, The Bitter End, The Cornelia Street Café, St. Ann’s Warehouse, CBGB, Symphony Space, Le Poisson Rouge, The City Winery, and about a zillion other places. He lives on the upper west side of New York with his wife, singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, and also practices as a civil rights attorney.

Register Here: http://poezworkshop.brownpapertickets.com