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Poetry as Bewilderment

We will consider the concept of bewilderment by examining how it is acted out in poems — either through syntax, accessing the duende, leaps into the unconscious, or simply circling around what is unsaid, unknown, unrealized. We will look for those moments in which we begin to stutter and stumble when talking about our poems — or when the poems themselves stutter — for these are the thresholds beyond which is the unknown, beyond which is the white space on the map. Please bring in a poem (not your own) that contains some aspect of bewilderment for you, with 16 copies to pass around.

Instructor: Nick Flynn

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 04/26/2014

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn has worked as a ship's captain, an electrician, and as a case-worker with homeless adults. His most recent book is The Reenactments. His memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award.

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