Adventures in the Poetic Second Person
The poetic "you" can be notoriously slippery—pointing to speaker, reader, or beloved, to "one" or the other. This, combined with the ability to change and be changed by the poem's voice and syntax, makes it a powerful tool for poets interested in the speaker's relationships with reader, self, and other. In this class, we'll use discussion, close reading, and writing exercises to explore the many possibilities (and a few pitfalls) of the second person.
August 7: Scholarship Donation Day
August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am
August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am
August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet
Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse (Frost Place Chapbook Prize) and Tulips, Water, Ash (Morse Poetry Prize). Her poems have appeared in journals including Plume, Zyzzyva, and Kenyon Review and anthologies including Nasty Women Poets and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. She holds a BA in contemporary American literature from Yale University and an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, where she was a Javits Fellow. Lisa lives in Portland, OR, where she reads, writes, edits, parents, and cohosts the literary reading series Lilla Lit. (lisagluskinstonestreet.com)