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Nicole Sealey SEEING IS BELIEVING: DRAFTING THE LASTING IMAGE – LIVE Poetry August 2 to August 6, 2021 Number of Participants: 12 Price: $550 Format: 1 Week Asynchronous Workshop

In The Poet’s Companion, Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux argue that images should “produce a bit of magic, a reality so real it is ‘like being alive twice.’” As we know, images are closely linked to memory. As poets, after mining our respective memories, how do we deepen a reader’s experience with the poem via the image? How does one draft a lasting image? This workshop seeks to focus the image at the poem’s center. This workshop will explore the image and its implications. To this end, participants will review poems with images that reverberate and re-imagine their own poems with images that idle.

Please bring poems that you would like to re-imagine.

LIVE TIME: 2pm-4pm EST.


Nicole Sealey is the author of The Ferguson Report: An Erasure, an excerpt of which was awarded the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, Ordinary Beast, finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the PEN Open Book Award, and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her honors include a 2023-2024 Cullman Center Fellowship from the New York Public Library, a Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy in Rome, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from The American Poetry Review.

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