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February 7, 2015

HOW TO WRITE POEMS FOR YOUR LOVER(S) A Talk & Workshop in the Art of Erotic Poetics

MWPA-215x215Instructor: Arielle Greenberg
Date: Saturday, February 7
Time: 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Level: Open
Maximum Attendees: 20
Fee: $25


Nothing conveys the spirit of Valentine’s Day like an original poem written specifically for one’s beloved. In this workshop, attendees will look at examples of fantastic, sexy poems from throughout history and discuss what makes them work as well as they do. With some basic guidelines for composing excellent, heady poetry from the instructor and these poems as models, attendees will begin to make notes towards crafting poems of their own. There will be time at the end of the class for brief one-on-one feedback from the instructor. Everyone should leave the class feeling well on their way to an incredibly seductive gift for the object of your affection.


Arielle Greenberg is co-author of Home/Birth: A Poemic; author of My Kafka Century, Given and Shake Her; and co-editor of three anthologies, including Gurlesque. She has two books forthcoming in 2015: Slice and Locally Made Panties. She lives in Maine and teaches in the community and in Oregon State University-Cascades’ MFA. Arielle writes a regular column on contemporary poetics for the American Poetry Review. She is currently working on a project of “pornographic pastorals,” some of which are appearing in journals like BOMB and the Boston Review. VISIT ariellegreenberg.net


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Start: February 7, 2015 10:30 am
End: February 7, 2015 1:30 pm
Venue: USM Glickman Library
314 Forest Avenue, Portland