I'm teaching a 6-week poetry workshop at Poets House starting February 20th!
(Power) Ballads and Ceremonials: A Poetry and Pop Workshop with Rosebud Ben Oni
How can popular culture shape your poetry and create a unique voice? What does the intersection of media and art reveal about your multiple selves—explored through slang, dialect and code-switching—and personal truths such as political stance and gender identity? In this workshop, we will analyze the work of contemporary poets such as Tara Betts, Angel Nafis, Alex Dimitrov, Lucille Clifton, Lynn Melnick and Adam Fitzgerald, who utilize popular culture, in order to fuel creativity and spark discussion on how poetry informs and responds to social and political ideologies. During each session students will write and share work, drawing inspiration from various forms of media and text such as photography, film, dance, music videos and more.
DATE AND TIME:
February 20, 2016 - 11:30AM to 2:00PM
February 27, 2016 - 11:30AM to 2:00PM
March 5, 2016 - 11:30AM to 2:00PM
March 12, 2016 - 11:30AM to 2:00PM
March 19, 2016 - 11:30AM to 2:00PM
March 26, 2016 - 11:30AM to 2:00PM
EVENT SPONSORED BY: Poets House
EVENT TYPE: Workshops, Master Classes and Residencies