Poetry Memory and Childhood with Jodie Hollander
May 3, 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Weehawken Ridgway
Duke Ellington famously said, “It don’t mean a thing (if it ain’t got that swing).” In this workshop, participants will learn how to translate their most powerful memories into a polished, musical poem.
Duke Ellington famously said, “It don’t mean a thing (if it ain’t got that swing).” In this workshop, participants will learn how to translate their most powerful memories into a polished, musical poem. In addition to engaging in exercises designed to awaken vivid memories, this workshop will center around how to craft an ear-pleasing line of poetry. In particular, students will examine the basics of writing in meter by studying examples from the works of Robert Frost, Louise Bogan, Philip Larkin and other poetic masters.This class will be offered May 3 from 10 am to 2 pm. Registration is $75.
Jodie Hollander was raised in a family of classical musicians. She studied poetry in England, and her work has been published in journals such as The Poetry Review, PN Review, The Dark Horse, The Rialto, Verse Daily, The New Criterion, The Manchester Review, Australia’s Best Poems of 2011, and Australia’s Best Poems of 2015. Her debut full-length collection, My Dark Horses, is published with Liverpool University Press and Oxford University Press. Hollander is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, a Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland, a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant in Italy, a residency at Cheateau de La Napoule in France and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. She is the poetry editor for Garo, the journal of the Rocky Mountain Land Library, and currently lives in Avon, Colorado.