Instructor: Rachel Contreni Flynn
Date & Time: Saturday, June 23 | 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: MWPA Member $50 | Nonmember $105
Registration Closes: June 18
Working with metaphors and other tropes can create invigorating, surprising, and enriching effects in poems, but figures of thought can also be cantankerous creatures that bedevil a poet’s work!
In this workshop, participants will explore all manner of tropes and dig for truly fresh, apt metaphors. Through reading work by a diverse group of contemporary poets, attendees will investigate how figures expand meaning across time and create compelling associative leaps among subjects.
Attendees will learn about and experiment with the essential structure of tropes, and through various writing exercises, discover that ineffable psychic tingle of tropes-well-turned.
+ PLEASE NOTE Prior to the workshop, participants will receive a packet of readings.
Rachel Contreni Flynn is the author of two award-winning full-length poetry collections, Ice, Mouth, Song (Tupelo Press 2005) and Tongue (Red Hen Press 2010) as well as a chapbook, Haywire (Bright Hill Press 2009). In 2015 she won a Maine Literary Award, and she has also been honored with a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and two grants from the Illinois Arts Commission. Rachel is the co-editor of Beloit Poetry Journal, and has taught creative writing at Northwestern University and Colby College.
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