Palm Beach Poetry Festival presents Between Clarity And Wilderness: How To Tune Your Tension With Traci Brimhall
January 18 @ 8:00 am - January 23 @ 5:00 pm EST
From the organizers:
Every writer has their strengths, but we often tend to over-rely on what we already know we do well. In this workshop with Traci Brimhall, we will focus on how to create a balance of tension in poems. We will look at poems that model a balance of tension between clarity and wilderness, narrative and music, emotion and intellect. We will then use exercises to generate new work that tries to balance our inherent strengths by employing vocabulary, syntax, and tonal choices we normally shy away from. We will also workshop some new poems. If you have a natural gift for image and metaphor, what happens when you incorporate philosophy or meditation? If you tend to write simple, declarative sentences, how would your work change if you wrote a poem in a single, long, winding sentence and focused on the musicality of language rather than clarity? Sign up for a tune up.
Application information here.