Our Voices Around the Globe: A Poetry Workshop
This workshop is part of our Social Justice Week.
Governments often fail to speak to other governments—save through the exercise of power in its various guises. I believe it is crucial that artists create a human connection with those who share the world we inhabit, though their homes and countries may be distant from our own. In this workshop, we will engage in poetic conversations that are global in reach while exploring issues of social and environmental justice that connects us all. You’ll interact with poets from several countries and create work in dialogue with them. We’ll combine a variation on the traditional workshop format with generative processes that fuse the local with the global.
Please email a maximum of 5 pages of poetry to Dawn Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 5.
Brian Turner is the author of the memoir My Life as a Foreign Country (W.W. Norton) and two poetry collections (Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise). He edited The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers (W.W. Norton) and co-edited The Strangest of Theatres (McSweeney’s/Poetry Foundation). He’s published essays and poems with National Geographic, The New York Times, Harper’s, Vulture, VQR, and other fine journals. Turner is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Lannan Literary Fellow, a USA Fellow, a US-Japan Friendship Commission Fellowship—and he’s received the Poet’s Prize, an NEA, and the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship. Turner has been featured on NPR, the BBC, the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and on Weekend America. He is the founding director of the MFA at Sierra Nevada College.