LIVE via ZOOM: 1pm-4pm (Eastern)
It has been said that atoms do not exist in time but rather show a “tendency” to exist. Much the same can be said of poetry. Brendan Constantine presents a special, generative workshop on the poet’s relationship(s) with Time. Participants will examine multiple perspectives and approaches to writing, resulting in new, dynamic poems. Daily themes will include lyric vs. narrative poetry, “strange” meter, and the poet as time traveler. Each session will feature group discussions, spontaneous writing, metaphor games, and a few surprises. Sufferers of “Writer’s Block” are strongly encouraged!
Brendan Constantine is a poet based in Los Angeles. He is the author of five full-length collections, including Dementia, My Darling (2016 Red Hen) and Letters to Guns (2009 Red Hen). His work has appeared in Poetry, The Nation, Best American Poetry, Poem-A-Day, and in numerous other journals and anthologies. A popular performer, Brendan Constantine has presented his work to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, also appearing on NPR's All Things Considered, TED-ED, numerous podcasts, and YouTube. He currently teaches creative writing at the Windward School and, since 2017, has been developing poetry workshops for people with Aphasia and Traumatic Brain Injuries.