JUNE CLASS FEATURING AMY LAWLESS

Join us at Berl’s for a workshop and class with poets Farrah Field and Amy Lawless!

Class meets Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:30 

June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2

Within the structure of a book, poets work to create many dynamics between poem, reader, and culture-at-large, all the while establishing a poetics and a conversation with poetry. Those dynamics are a lot to balance and it seems that some poets use voice and story or perhaps the creation of a character or and also the creation of a kind of world to encounter the various considerations poets address. Come read along and take inspiration with Amy and Farrah from the following books:

Heaven Is All Goodbyes by Tongo Eisen-Martin

They and We Will Get into Trouble for this by Anna Moschovakis

elsa: an unauthorized autobiography by Angela Veronica Wong  

Baby, I Don't Care by Chelsey Minnis   

Nightingalelessness by Graham Foust

 

All five books are included with the cost of class, $300

 

This all happens at

at Berl’s Poetry Shop

141 Front Street

DUMBO, Brooklyn

 

EVERY CLASS we will discuss assigned readings,

EVERY CLASS all attendees will workshop one poem,

and we will have a healthy snack!

 

About the teachers:

Amy Lawless is the author of several books of poems, most recently Broadax and My Dead, both from Octopus Books and the chapbook A Woman Alone from Sixth Finch. She is also the co-author of the hybrid book I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected from Pioneer Works.  Poems have appeared widely-- most recently in Fence (issue 35) and Gramma.  She received a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2011, and teaches writing and poetry workshops around New York City.

Farrah Field is the author of WOLF AND PILOT, RISING, and the chapbook PARENTS. She lives in Brooklyn and is the co-founder of Berl’s Poetry Shop.

MARCH CLASS WITH FARRAH FIELD

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Many poets have stumbled upon their greatest work by pursuing, researching, and writing extensively about the poets they admire. For five weeks, join poet and Berl’s co-owner Farrah Field to read and discuss THE H.D. BOOK by Robert Duncan. We will dive into this pivotal, epic work as well as H.D.’s poetry, and workshop our own poems generated by our study. THE H.D. BOOK is big, but we’re going to work through it together and amazing poems will pour forth from our hard work.  

 

Robert Duncan’s THE H.D. BOOK and THE COLLECTED POEMS 1912-1944 by H.D. are included with the cost of class, $300.

 

Class meets Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:30 

March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16

at Berl’s Poetry Shop

141 Front Street

DUMBO, Brooklyn

 

EVERY CLASS we will discuss assigned readings,

EVERY CLASS all attendees will workshop one poem,

and we will have a healthy snack!

 

Sign up soon!

THE MONEY CLASS WITH FARRAH FIELD

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During this five-week class, we will explore how poets address the issues of money, class, debt, materialism, work, and value. 

 

We will read and discuss the following books:

MATERIAL GIRL by Laura Jaramillo

COAL MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY by Mark Nowak

WOMEN, MONEY, CHILDREN, GHOSTS by Emily Bludworth de Barrios

SEMIAUTOMATIC by Evie Shockley

VALU-PLUS by Ryan Eckes

 

All five books are included with the cost of class, $300.

 

Class meets Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:30 

January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26

at Berl’s Poetry Shop

141 Front Street

DUMBO, Brooklyn

 

EVERY CLASS we will discuss one poetry book,

EVERY CLASS all attendees will workshop one poem,

and we will have a healthy snack!

 

Sign up soon! Space is limited!



*This class was inspired by the chapbooks LIVING IN THE LOVE ECONOMY by Patricia Spears Jones and THE DEBT OR THE CRISIS by Ashleigh Lambert.

*Thank you Jared White, Cynthia Arrieu-King, and MC Hyland for helping me compile this reading list.

*The above picture is of two counterfeit fifty dollar bills used at Berl’s. Thanks, dick.

FOR THE LOVE OF BOLAÑO POETRY CLASS

Sign up for a poetry discussion & workshop at Berl’s led by Farrah Field!

July Class meets Tuesday nights in the shop from 7:30-9:30 pm for five weeks: July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7.

In this class we will be taking inspiration from the great novelist and poet Roberto Bolaño.

Under the Bridge, while it rains, a golden opportunity

to take a look at myself:

like a snake in the North Pole, but writing.

Our book for July Class is THE UNKNOWN UNIVERSITY by Roberto Bolaño. Come explore why Bolaño considered poetry his superior art form! Let one of the world's smartest humans influence your work!

EVERY CLASS we will discuss a section from THE UNKNOWN UNIVERSITY. EVERY CLASS all attendees will workshop one poem. And we will all have a healthy snack!

Cost is $300, which includes a copy of the book!

Sign up soon! Space is limited!

Farrah Field is the author of two poetry collections, Rising and Wolf and Pilot, as well as the chapbook Parents. With Jared White and their two children, she lives in Brooklyn and is co-founder of Berl's Poetry Shop.  

May Class with Farrah Field

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Class meets Tuesday nights in the shop from 7:30-9:30pm for five weeks: May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

May Class reading list is comprised of poetry and art collaborations:

  • Human Achievements by Lauren Hunter
  • the hindrances of a householder by Jennifer Bartlett
  • revv. you’ll--ution by Brenda Iijima
  • GHOST OF by Diana Khoi Nguyen
  • Hollywood Forever by Harmony Holiday

EVERY CLASS we will discuss one poetry book. EVERY CLASS all attendees will workshop one poem. And we will all have a healthy snack!

Cost is $300, which includes 5 books, 5 discussions, and 5 of your poems workshopped!

Sign up soon! Space is limited!