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Saturday, October 5


Reckless Poetry: A GrubStreet Workshop with Cathie Desjardins
A workshop in which we will take risks with both form (insults, notes, chants, oaths) and content to write poems of translation and transformation. By honoring imagination and experimentation and looking at powerful models our goal is to write bold, authentic poems.

Cathie Desjardins has been serving as 2017-19 Poet Laureate of Arlington MA. Her recent book of poems is Buddha in the Garden.


Saturday October 5, 2019 10:30am - 1:30pm
GrubStreet 162 Boylston Street 5th FL Boston, MA 02116
Saturday, October 26


Pastry with Poets - Beyond the Lyric I: Using Research in Poetry

In this workshop, we'll look at some poems that move beyond personal experience and into material that involves historical, social, nature-related and/or other research, without sacrificing personal involvement and feeling. We'll discuss some strategies for transforming documentary material into poetry, and I'll invite you to answer some questions that might give you starting points for writing these kinds of poems yourself.

Martha Collins' tenth book of poetry, Because What Else Could I Do, is being published this fall in the Pitt Poetry Series. Her previous volumes include Admit One: An American Scrapbook, White Papers, and the book-length poem Blue Front, as well as the paired volumes Night Unto Night and Day Unto Day. Collins founded the Creative Writing Program at U.Mass.-Boston and taught at Oberlin College. She lives in Cambridge, MA

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Martha Collins

Martha Collins’ most recent book of poetry is Admit One: An American Scrapbook (Pittsburgh, 2016).  She has also published seven earlier volumes of poetry, including Day Unto Day (2014), White Papers (2012), and the book-length poem Blue Front (2006), as well as four collections... Read More →

Saturday October 26, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arts at the Armory/Basement B8 191 Highland Avenue Somerville

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