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Writing Associative Verse

How do we begin to access our subconscious minds—the land of dream where the bizarre surfaces to surprise and delight? We’ll read Franz Wright, John Ashbery, Paul Celan, and others whose work jumps and leaps. Course includes discussion, prompts, and ample time to workshop poems. To explore the process of associative writing, we’ll employ strategies that enable the reception and articulation of what is perhaps any poet’s better half: his or her subconscious.

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Instructor: Judith Skillman

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 07/26/2016

End Date: 08/30/2016

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Judith Skillman

Judith Skillman is the recipient of awards from the Academy of American Poets and Artist Trust. Her recent collection is The Truth About Our American Births, Shanti Arts, 2020. Poems have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Zyzzyva, We Refugees, and other journals and anthologies. She is the author of Broken Lines—The Art & Craft of Poetry. For more, please visit judithskillman.com.

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