Last Updated On April 6, 2017

 

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. -Ray Bradbury

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FIRST session! Woot!

Wake Up Call: write a poem about how you got here (share or don’t, its all good)

Intros:

Here’s the thing, we will probably all know each other already so lets get down to brass tacks- where are you in your writing journey and why are you here?

Community Corner:

Its National Poetry Month- yay!

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is calling for submissions for their seasonal banner design contest- Art in The Air, http://www.downtownithaca.com/best-of-ithaca/2017+Art+in+the+Air+-+Call+for+Art due 4/18

Poetry at The Shop, Open Mic April 14th at 6pm, https://www.facebook.com/events/765902523577798/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&sharer_id=1431626200

Poesía de Justicia- Social Justice Poetry Night, April 15 at 5pm at Sacred Root Kava, https://www.facebook.com/events/1008601259273337/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22308%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&sharer_id=100001715370322

Poetry Salon fundraiser to benefit CAP, taking place at the CAP Artspace in Center Ithaca with poets Stacey Murphy and Rob Sullivan, 6pm on April 12, https://www.facebook.com/events/1732493723709333/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

Discussion:

Spring Writes is coming. Its awesome, we should all go! The Suffrage Anthology will be leading one of the workshops! Here is the schedule, don’t even get me started, omg: http://www.artspartner.org/content/view/spring-w-rites-literary-festival.html

Both Sarah Jefferis and Zee Zahava recently published poetry books- lets fawn over them and I will read my favorites.

I’ve been thinking a lot about short poetry and how I would like to write more of it. Here is a submission call for precisely this: https://trishhopkinson.com/2017/03/23/no-fee-submission-call-editor-interview-wild-voices-anthology-deadline-closes-when-full/

Because I know very little about this subject, I will share what I am choosing to focus on. I nearly lost my mind trying to research all short poetry forms. Lets just say, it wasn’t short. I like the container of a haiku (https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/haiku-poetic-form). It helps me be choice-ful, focussed.

Action:

Lets just free ourselves up and write a buttload of short poetry. Good, bad, whatever. Share or don’t. But for once, lets just shoot for abundance.

I’m thinking inspiration will come in the form of;

1. Cloud ideas- an overall theme that you can squeeze many poems out of

Examples: Spring, Wedding, Rain, Garden, Pond

2. Visuals- I will bring some pictures to get you going, from which you can draw your own conclusions

3. Happenings- short poems are often gleaned from experiences, conversations, memories

Examples: Monday morning, First Day on the Job, Birth of a Child, Taking a Hike, Finding Treasure

4. Containers- such as poems starting with each letter of your name, a poem for every month or every day or every season, poems having to do with each of your favorite birds or songs or purses

Lets do it!

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated On April 6, 2017

 

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. -Ray Bradbury

 

FIRST session! Woot!

Wake Up Call: write a poem about how you got here (share or don’t, its all good)

Intros:

Here’s the thing, we will probably all know each other already so lets get down to brass tacks- where are you in your writing journey and why are you here?

Community Corner:

Its National Poetry Month- yay!

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is calling for submissions for their seasonal banner design contest- Art in The Air, http://www.downtownithaca.com/best-of-ithaca/2017+Art+in+the+Air+-+Call+for+Art due 4/18

Poetry at The Shop, Open Mic April 14th at 6pm, https://www.facebook.com/events/765902523577798/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&sharer_id=1431626200

Poesía de Justicia- Social Justice Poetry Night, April 15 at 5pm at Sacred Root Kava, https://www.facebook.com/events/1008601259273337/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22308%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&sharer_id=100001715370322

Poetry Salon fundraiser to benefit CAP, taking place at the CAP Artspace in Center Ithaca with poets Stacey Murphy and Rob Sullivan, 6pm on April 12, https://www.facebook.com/events/1732493723709333/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

Discussion:

Spring Writes is coming. Its awesome, we should all go! The Suffrage Anthology will be leading one of the workshops! Here is the schedule, don’t even get me started, omg: http://www.artspartner.org/content/view/spring-w-rites-literary-festival.html

Both Sarah Jefferis and Zee Zahava recently published poetry books- lets fawn over them and I will read my favorites.

I’ve been thinking a lot about short poetry and how I would like to write more of it. Here is a submission call for precisely this: https://trishhopkinson.com/2017/03/23/no-fee-submission-call-editor-interview-wild-voices-anthology-deadline-closes-when-full/

Because I know very little about this subject, I will share what I am choosing to focus on. I nearly lost my mind trying to research all short poetry forms. Lets just say, it wasn’t short. I like the container of a haiku (https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/haiku-poetic-form). It helps me be choice-ful, focussed.

Action:

Lets just free ourselves up and write a buttload of short poetry. Good, bad, whatever. Share or don’t. But for once, lets just shoot for abundance.

I’m thinking inspiration will come in the form of;

1. Cloud ideas- an overall theme that you can squeeze many poems out of

Examples: Spring, Wedding, Rain, Garden, Pond

2. Visuals- I will bring some pictures to get you going, from which you can draw your own conclusions

3. Happenings- short poems are often gleaned from experiences, conversations, memories

Examples: Monday morning, First Day on the Job, Birth of a Child, Taking a Hike, Finding Treasure

4. Containers- such as poems starting with each letter of your name, a poem for every month or every day or every season, poems having to do with each of your favorite birds or songs or purses

Lets do it!

 

 

 

 

Last Updated On April 6, 2017

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. -Ray Bradbury

FIRST session! Woot!

Wake Up Call: write a poem about how you got here (share or don’t, its all good)

Intros:

Here’s the thing, we will probably all know each other already so lets get down to brass tacks- where are you in your writing journey and why are you here?

Community Corner:

Its National Poetry Month- yay!

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is calling for submissions for their seasonal banner design contest- Art in The Air, http://www.downtownithaca.com/best-of-ithaca/2017+Art+in+the+Air+-+Call+for+Art due 4/18

Poetry at The Shop, Open Mic April 14th at 6pm, https://www.facebook.com/events/765902523577798/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&sharer_id=1431626200

Poesía de Justicia- Social Justice Poetry Night, April 15 at 5pm at Sacred Root Kava, https://www.facebook.com/events/1008601259273337/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22308%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&sharer_id=100001715370322

Poetry Salon fundraiser to benefit CAP, taking place at the CAP Artspace in Center Ithaca with poets Stacey Murphy and Rob Sullivan, 6pm on April 12, https://www.facebook.com/events/1732493723709333/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

Discussion:

Spring Writes is coming. Its awesome, we should all go! The Suffrage Anthology will be leading one of the workshops! Here is the schedule, don’t even get me started, omg: http://www.artspartner.org/content/view/spring-w-rites-literary-festival.html

Both Sarah Jefferis and Zee Zahava recently published poetry books- lets fawn over them and I will read my favorites.

I’ve been thinking a lot about short poetry and how I would like to write more of it. Here is a submission call for precisely this: https://trishhopkinson.com/2017/03/23/no-fee-submission-call-editor-interview-wild-voices-anthology-deadline-closes-when-full/

Because I know very little about this subject, I will share what I am choosing to focus on. I nearly lost my mind trying to research all short poetry forms. Lets just say, it wasn’t short. I like the container of a haiku (https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/haiku-poetic-form). It helps me be choice-ful, focussed.

Action:

Lets just free ourselves up and write a buttload of short poetry. Good, bad, whatever. Share or don’t. But for once, lets just shoot for abundance.

I’m thinking inspiration will come in the form of;

1. Cloud ideas- an overall theme that you can squeeze many poems out of

Examples: Spring, Wedding, Rain, Garden, Pond

2. Visuals- I will bring some pictures to get you going, from which you can draw your own conclusions

3. Happenings- short poems are often gleaned from experiences, conversations, memories

Examples: Monday morning, First Day on the Job, Birth of a Child, Taking a Hike, Finding Treasure

4. Containers- such as poems starting with each letter of your name, a poem for every month or every day or every season, poems having to do with each of your favorite birds or songs or purses

Lets do it!