Poetry Heat: Writing + Craft via Zoom

Poetry Heat: Writing + Craft via Zoom

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Hermine Meinhard

Find new paths into writing and surprise yourself with where it is possible to go. Poetry Heat is generative. You will write a poem every week and connect language and experience in unexpected ways through quietly playful exercises, often involving objects, artwork, or idiosyncratic texts, to evoke links to your own strongly charged material and to the vital, unconscious sources of your writing. Experiments with elements of craft, such as line, rhythm, and image, will be part of the mix to build your understanding of form. This is a vibrant, supportive community of writers in which your writing can deepen, flourish, and grow. The class includes a one-hour private conference with the instructor. Multilevel, open, and welcoming to beginners and those more experienced.

Please register in advance and the program link will be sent to you. Class size limited to 15.

Hermine Meinhard's book Bright Turquoise Umbrella was a finalist for the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, Drunken Boat, and Verse Daily among other publications, and aired on public radio. She has read her work at venues such as Live at Prairie Lights Bookstore, Hudson Valley Writers Center, the Kitchen, KGB Bar, Cornelia Street Café and the Bowery Poetry Club, and has been interviewed and profiled by the online journals Margin and Chicago Post Modern Poetry. Meinhard teaches at NYU’s Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies and is a founding member of New York Writers’ Workshop. She has an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.

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