April Meeting Presenter: Doug Johnson
Doug Johnson is the founding editor of Cave Moon Press. His poems have appeared in multiple literary journals and he stays active as a composer. He is also an active visual artist, privileged to have a two-person show, In the Shadow of a Master: the Art of Alfredo Arreguín and Doug Johnson. He utilizes his PhD to help artists and poets connect to non-profits and community. Collaborate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: Landscapes, Borders, and Semicolons: The Mechanics of Poetry in Community
Each attendee will receive a workbook published by Cave Moon Press for this presentation, cover art by ULRIKE Wilson.
Through an interactive seminar, poets will re-examine the foundations of poetry, as passed through different linguistic and historical models.
The presentation offers a mirror of history and languages to hold up the poet's own pieces. That way when they go back to their writing table, they can decide what would strengthen their poems.
After poets have worked through some ideas on foundation, time permitting, the notions of traditional forms and punctuation will be explored. The final portion offers a model of poetry working within community, so that the poet not only bears witness to their time, but engages people in seeing the world in a different light.
Poetry Contest Winners will be recognized.
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