Poetry Workshops

with Rosemary Wahtola Trommer: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Rigorous Willingness: Writing from the Unconstricted Throat

We live in a culture that wants to know-we chart, graph, test, outline, classify, name and judge. But what of all the messiness, mystery and unruly fertility that breeds beneath our longing for certainty? What would happen if, as artist Anne Hamilton suggests, we “leave knowing in suspension, trust in possibility without result?”

In this workshop we’ll explore how we might draw strength from “the great muscle metaphor,” launching our poems and ourselves into the vast realm of potential. We’ll red poems that lead us deeper into paradox and write our own explorations of what if and what else. Let’s see what even a small bit of wonder might do…

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