Writing Alongside Eirin Moure & Fernando Pessoa

with Deborah Woodard

Genres: Poetry, Reading

Online

Open to all levels

6 Sessions

Start Date: October 9, 2022
End Date: November 20, 2022
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm PT
Capacity: 19 seats
1 seat left!
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

Together we’ll explore the work of the postmodern-before-his-time Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa, who, utilizing heteronyms (alter egos) to pen his texts, gives the lie to the notion that poetry is the simple act of being yourself on the page. We’ll tap our heteronyms, interact with Pessoa’s, and read Canadian poet Eirin Moure’s exuberant retranslation of heteronym Alberto Caeiro’s Keeper of Sheep. Weekly prompts, instructor feedback.

Texts: Pessoa & Co. Richard Zenith. Sheep’s Vigil by a Fervent Person. Eirin Moure.

No class on 10/30.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard

she/her

Deborah Woodard holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and a PhD from the University of Washington. She is the author of Plato’s Bad Horse (Bear Star Press, 2006), Borrowed Tales (Stockport Flats, 2012), and No Finis: Triangle Testimonies, 1911 (Ravenna Press, 2018). Her chapbook Hunter Mnemonics (hemel press, 2008) was illustrated by artist Heide Hinrichs. She has translated Amelia Rosselli with Giuseppe Leporace in The Dragonfly: A Selection of Poems: 1953 – 1981 (Chelsea Editions, 2009) and with Roberta Antognini in Hospital Series (New Directions, 2015) and Obtuse Diary (Entre Ríos Books, 2018). Woodard teaches at Hugo House in Seattle and co-curates the reading series Margin Shift.

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