Summer Workshop Program 2024

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Mark Wunderlich You Must Change Your Life: Writing the Ekphrastic Poem July 14 to July 19, 2024 Time 9 am - 12 pm Discipline: Poetry Open To All On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
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Poetry has often been used to bridge the distance between visual art and the viewer, and poems can bring new dimensions of discovery and understanding to paintings, sculpture, installation, and moving images. In this generative workshop, we will read a number of important ekphrastic poems (poems that are about works of visual art), and learning from these examples, participants will write their own. We will make a number of excursions in Provincetown to galleries and museums to look at art, and there we will perform a series of generative assignments to create our own poems. We will workshop these new poems in a supportive and critically humane environment. By the end of the week, participants will leave with a number of drafts of new poems created from the rich artistic culture of Provincetown.

Participants should have a solid notebook they can write in while standing or sitting in a gallery or museum.


Mark Wunderlich's most recent book is God of Nothingness, published by Graywolf Press. His other books include The Earth Avails, which received the Rilke Prize, Voluntary Servitude, and The Anchorage, which received the Lambda Literary Award. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment of the Arts, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center, and elsewhere. He is Executive Director of the Bennington Writing Seminars graduate writing program, and also serves as Chair of the Writing Committee at FAWC.

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