2022 Summer Workshops
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 email@example.com by July 5.
Brian Turner is the author of two collections of poetry: Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise. His memoir My Life as a Foreign Country was published in 2014. He’s the editor of The Kiss, and co-edited The Strangest of Theatres. Turner served in the US Army as an infantry team leader for a year in Iraq (2003-2004) and he deployed to Bosnia prior to that. His poetry and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, Harper’s, and other fine journals. Turner was featured in the documentary film Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, which was nominated for an Academy Award. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, and he’s received a USA Hillcrest Fellowship in Literature, an NEA Literature Fellowship in Poetry, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, a US-Japan Friendship Commission Fellowship, the Poets’ Prize, and a Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. Three collections of poetry are forthcoming from Alice James Books in 2023. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with the world’s sweetest golden retriever, Dene.