National Poetry Month is still more than a month away, but I’m already in planning mode. (Meanwhile, did you know February is Library Lover’s Month? Go hug your favorite librarian!)
I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be leading three poetry workshops in April! If you’re in the driving-distance-from-Boston area, I hope you’ll stop by and join me for some playing with words and art.
In Longfellow’s poem “Keramos,” a potter at his wheel says, “All things must change/To Something new, to something strange.” Recombine, illustrate, and give shape to old forms using found poetry techniques with poet and educator Meg Winikates as part of our celebration of National Poetry Month. Please call (617)876-4491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
Whether it was shipbuilding, smithing, sculpting, or singing, Henry Longfellow found poetry in all forms of art. Join poet and educator Meg Winikates to explore ekphrastic poetry, enjoy the Longfellows’ art collection, and write your own art-inspired pieces as part of our celebration of National Poetry Month. Please call (617)876-4491 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot!
The World in a Grain of Sand – Incorporating Scale in Poetry and Art
Massachusetts Poetry Festival (April 29, 30 or May 1), Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
Galaxies and exoplanets, scanning electron microscopes, 4 million queries per minute on Google: in our ever expanding universe, is the human brain still ‘wider than the sky’ as Emily Dickinson said? What is the role of poet or artist in helping us understand how and where humans fit? Join poet and museum professional Meg Winikates to explore the use of scale in poetry and art in PEM’s Sizing It Up exhibition, experiment with physical and mental scale in your writing, and generate a poem idea (or three!) inspired by the artworks on view.
Buttons for the festival are not yet on sale, so keep checking the MassPoetry site for updates on button sales and scheduling!