Seeing is Believing: Drafting the Lasting Image

with Nicole Sealey

Genres: Poetry

Online

Open to all levels

1 Session

Start Date: August 5, 2023
End Date: August 5, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
Capacity: 20 seats
5 seats left!
Member Price: $135.00
General Price: $150.00

In The Poet's Companion, Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux note that images should "produce a bit of magic, a reality so real it is 'like being alive twice.'" As poets, how do we deepen a reader's experience with the poem via the image after mining our respective memories? How does one draft a lasting image? This workshop will explore the image and its implications. Participants in this all-level, generative workshop will review poems with images that reverberate and draft poems inspired by that work.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Please note the following schedule changes not shown in the printed catalog:

New start date: 8/5; New end date: 8/5

Nicole Sealey

Nicole Sealey

Nicole Sealey was born in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, and raised in Apopka, Florida. She earned an MLA in Africana studies from the University of South Florida and an MFA in creative writing from New York University. Sealey is the author of the collections Ordinary Beast (2017), a finalist for the PEN Open Book and Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named (2016), winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her other honors and awards include a 2019 Rome Prize, an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, a Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, a Daniel Varoujan Award, and a Poetry International Prize. She has been a fellow at Cave Canem, the Poetry Project, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CantoMundo, and the MacDowell Colony. She is currently the executive director at Cave Canem, the 2018-2019 Doris Lippman Visiting Poet at The City College of New York, a visiting professor at Boston University, and a 2019-2020 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.

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