The Art of Conjuring: Making Something Out of Nothing
Where does a poem come from? How is a poem even made? Some of the world’s best poets sit down and ask themselves this daily. The blank page, the sound of nothing. How does one begin? In this workshop we’ll talk about how to call the poem to you, how to find what has been moving in you all along, how to dislodge personal truths, and how to craft new poems on the page. We’ll read some contemporary poems and use them to inspire in-class writing.
Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her fourth book Bright Dead Things was named a finalist for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the online and summer programs for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.