May Insider Workshop - this Sunday, May 2nd, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
The first 15 registrants will each receive a signed book by Tess Taylor and there will be interactive exercises with opportunities to share one’s own poetry or other writing.
Guest Speaker: Tess Taylor
Tess Taylor is the author of five acclaimed collections of poetry. Her chapbook, The Misremembered World, was selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural chapbook fellowship, and The San Francisco Chronicle called her first book, The Forage House, “stunning.” Her second book, Work & Days, was hailed as “our moment’s Georgic” by critic Stephanie Burt and named one of the 10 best books of poetry of 2016 by The New York Times. Last West, Taylor’s third book, was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art as part of the Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures exhibition. Her most recent book, Rift Zone, from Red Hen Press, was hailed “brilliant” by Stephanie Danler in the LA Times and was named one of the best books of 2020 by The Boston Globe. Taylor’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Tin House, The Times Literary Supplement, CNN, and The New York Times. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, Headlands Center for the Arts, and The International Center for Jefferson Studies. She has been Distinguished Fulbright US Scholar at the Seamus Heaney Centre in Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland and the Anne Spencer Poet-in-Residence at Randolph College. Taylor has also served as on-air poetry reviewer for NPR’s All Things Consideredfor over a decade. Taylor is currently on the faculty of Ashland University’s Low-Res MFA Creative Writing Program. She grew up and lives again in El Cerrito, California.
Description of talk:
Where are you from and how do you root there? What are the words and sounds of your place? In this class, geared toward beginners and experts alike, we will examine how poetry helps us name, explore and connect to the places we live and call home, allowing us to more deeply root in our own lives. Come prepared to read a few poems and explore writing some of your own!
Unable to attend, no problem, all registrants will receive a video replay of this presentation.
You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete.
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Event Contact: Kristina Hoffman