Dorothea Lasky: Master Class

Brooklyn, NY Saturday, February 16

Things Seen in Flowers: Poetry and the Occult Spring

In this class, we will explore the multitude of weirdness and wonder in poems that contain flowers. We associate flowers with love, life, health, and growth or the direct opposite of these ideas. But flowers in poems can mean other unexpected things, too. Together, we will read poems by William Blake, Bhanu Kapil, Toi Derricotte, Kenneth Koch, H.D., Pablo Neruda, Cornelius Eady, and Marilyn Chin, among others, which use flowers in strange and new ways. We will write our own poems too, inspired by these poets and sparked by some living and non-living flowers. And in doing all of this work, we will explore the great green mystery of life, which haunts us poets, which haunts us all.

Dorothea Lasky is the author of Milk, Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE (all Wave Books), as well as ROME (Liveright/W. W. Norton). She is an associate professor of poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, where she directs the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program.

Course Schedule

Saturday, February 16
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
1 session

Cost: $120.00

A Public Space

323 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States

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