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The Surrealists Toolkit: Accessing the Subconscious [Susan Rich]

Intermediate | What do a bluebell mind, a cathedral on wheels, and a hearing trumpet have in common? These are images conjured by contemporary poets and artists. Though traditionally a white male realm, surrealist poetics is currently undergoing an exciting revolution. Together, we will generate poems using a paintbox of surrealist prompts and seek out mentor poems and artwork in the images of Leonora Carrington, Katie Farris, Terrance Hayes, Warsan Shire, and others. We’ll share and discuss the 5–6 poems we create.