Crash Course Rainbow: One-Day Workshop on Color and Poetry
A lane of Yellow led the eye … — Emily Dickinson
Who shouted with glee / when the color blue was born? — Pablo Neruda
As the light lengthens its autumnal slant, it’s the perfect time to reawaken color in our writing. Drawing from artistic, literary, and scientific texts for inspiration—as well as our own experiences and imagination—we’ll expand our synesthetic palette and experiment with a prismatic array of generative in-class exercises. Awaken your senses and writing life. Slanted toward poetry; all levels welcome.
Sierra Nelson is a poet, performer, and installation artist. Her books include forthcoming poetry collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions), lyrical choose-your-own-adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal Press), and chapbook In Case of Loss (Toadlily). Earning her MFA in Poetry from University of Washington (2002), Nelson is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Carolyn Kizer Prize winner, Pushcart Prize nominee, and winner of the Carolyn Kizer Prize and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's CityArtist Grant. She is also co-founder of literary performance groups The Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society, and president of Seattle's Cephalopod Appreciation Society. For more info: songsforsquid.tumblr.com