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Don’t Blink: Nightmare Poetics

All Levels | “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” —Mary Oliver

Why do we return again and again to haunting and violence, war and vengeance, terror and torment? In this generative workshop, we will examine poems by Ai, Jericho Brown, Natalie Diaz, Kim Hyesoon, and Galway Kinnell, with a dash of Doctor Who as a way to write into the darkness together, exorcise some demons, and reemerge still intact, without looking away even if we flinch.

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Instructor: Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 08/28/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello is the author of Last Train to the Midnight Market (Finishing Line Press), and Hour of the Ox (University of Pittsburgh Press), which won the 2015 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and the 2016 Florida Book Award bronze medal for poetry. She has received poetry fellowships from Kundiman and the Knight Foundation, and her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2015, december, The Georgia Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and more. She serves as a program coordinator for Miami Book Fair and producer for The Working Poet Radio Show.

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