Join poet Farrah Field for class and workshop at Berl’s!
“Though we wonder about,
find no honey of flowers in this waste,
is our task the less sweet—
who recall the old splendour,
await the new beauty of cities?”
--H.D., from “Cities”
In many of our classes at Berl’s those who have studied with me have joined me in taking note that one of the many things poetry can do is serve as a record, a collection. It can document. In this class we will read through/to/about the cities poets are documenting. How do poets address urban life? How does urban life sway diction and rhythm? Cities change—the people come and go, and move fast and are on the go, and buildings and landscape change quite often—how does rapid, slow, and constant change influence poetry?
Class meets Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:30
April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28
ALIEN ABDUCTION by Lewis Warsh
HI-DENSITY POLITICS by Urayoán Noel
CITY OF THE FUTURE by Sesshu Foster
NATURE POEM by Tommy Pico
CINEMA OF THE PRESENT by Lisa Robertson
All five books are included with the cost of class, $300
Berl’s Poetry Shop
141 Front Street
EVERY CLASS we will discuss assigned readings,
EVERY CLASS all attendees will workshop one poem,
and we will have a healthy snack!
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