Spells and Incantations [Maya Zeller]
This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
A poem is a kind of spell, an incantation against apathy or agony, a call to wonder. In this place-based generative workshop, we’ll read and discuss various spell-castings, including one by Amy Key, “eco-spells” by Janie Elizabeth Miller, and translations of Yi Lu’s Sea Poems. Then, we’ll fashion some spells of our own, paying particular attention to the music of our syntax and grammar as we mix in the feathers or claws of a King County animal, the flora of the Puget Sound, a pinch of flavor from Pike’s Place Market, and a sprinkle of whatever we bring to town.