The New Surrealists [Susan Rich]
Intermediate | What do a rocking horse, a mind as camera, and a lampshade of silvering hair have in common? These are images conjured by contemporary poets. Though traditionally a white male realm, surrealist poetics is currently undergoing an exciting revolution. Together, we will generate a collage of poems using a paintbox of surrealist prompts and seek out mentor poems in the work of Valzhyna Mort, Terrance Hayes, Tlotlo Tsamaase, and Warsan Shire. We’ll share and discuss the 5-7 poems we create.