Sun, 10 January 2016 // 12:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)


**********How to go off on a tangent and never return*********

Instructor: Lewis Warsh

We’ll explore the way daydreams, memories and fantasies are the key to who we are and to the dark and light sides of the stories and poems we write, using sentences and lines that might go on forever. How to go off on a tangent in the middle of a sentence, or in a conversation, or in the middle of a thought, or a poem–-and never return. We’ll explore possible ways of including our ideas about politics, our feelings of empathy or apathy about what’s going on in the world (our rooms, our neighborhoods, our cultures--and everything else). We’ll discuss different levels of openness in the poetry and fiction of Frank O’Hara, Renee Gladman, Ted Berrigan, Akilah Oliver, James Schuyler, Wang Ping and Lydia Davis, among others. As much time as possible will be spent reading and discussing our own work. This workshop is open to both poets and fiction writers.

This workshop takes place at Bowery Poetry Club on the following Sundays from 12:30-2:30 PM:

January 10th January 17th January 24th January 31st February 7th


Info on Lewis Warsh

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