• Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: May 12, 2023
  • End Date: May 12, 2023
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $150.00
  • Member Price: $135.00

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Generating the Seeds of Poems

Too often, as writers, we fling ourselves against the mysteries of our lives as if life were a problem to be solved. We grip the stones of our histories, and they do not open or crack. We long for clarity and yet, as Mahmoud Darwish writes, "extreme clarity is a mystery." And it is in the mystery interwoven in ourselves that our languages surface. In this workshop, we'll look at poems that allow for wonder, unearthing, and duende. We'll generate seeds of poems to find our idiosyncratic music.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Ada Limón

Ada Limón

Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her book Bright Dead Things was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her work has been supported most recently by a Guggenheim Fellowship. She grew up in Sonoma, California and now lives in Lexington, Kentucky where she writes, teaches remotely, and hosts the critically-acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown. Her new book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, is out now from Milkweed Editions. She is the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States.