DOTTIE LASKY – The Disembodied and the Planetary: A Ghost Workshop
Friday, April 1 4-5pm
In this class, we will explore the idea of the unseen, the imperceptible, and the ghostly in poetry. We will look at poems by Bhanu Kapil and Wallace Stevens that investigate the scope of spiritual entities that can exist in the space of a poem. Using the archives at LACA as material, we will also work together on exercises that help us consider how the world of occult can emerge in our poetry.
Dorothea Lasky is the author of four books of poetry, most recently ROME (W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2014), as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, AWE, all out from Wave Books. She is the co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney’s, 2013) and several chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, co-directs Columbia Artist/Teachers, and lives in New York City.
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