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Reading Deeply, Writing Deeply: 3 Women Poets Talk to the Gods with Veronica Golos
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 22, 2023
Whether a writer is talking directly to God or using religious reflection to try and make sense of humanity, poetry is shrouded in spiritual mystery and is often used to explore both concrete and intangible concepts of a higher power.
In this three-week workshop, we will study impactful poems from three women poets who invoke ideas of God or the gods. Louise Gluck’s book The Wild Iris enlists flowers from the garden of eden to help tell a story. Lucille Clifton’s “brothers” is an eight-poem conversation between an aged Lucifer and God. Natalia Toledo’s body of written work speaks to the Zapotec gods in three languages: Zapotec, Spanish, and English. Class readings and suggestions on how to write your own response poem to these poets (and these gods) will be shared before the workshop.
Wednesdays, March 8, 15 & 22, 6:30-8:30pm, CST, via Zoom
Instructor: Veronica Golos
Nonmember: $145; Member: $125; Student/Vet/Mil $75
Veronica Golos is the author of four poetry books: GIRL, awarded the Naji Naaman Honor Prize, 2019 (Beirut, Lebanon); Rootwork, winner of the Southwest Book Design Award in Poetry, 2016; Vocabulary of Silence, winner of the New Mexico Book Award; and A Bell Buried Deep, winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Former co-editor of the Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, she is an instructor for SOMOS in Taos, NM, and Hugo House in Seattle, WA. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her husband, David Pérez.
This is a Weekly Recurring Event
Runs from Mar 8, 2023 to Mar 22, 2023 and happens every:
Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 8:30pm