Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
A POETIC CONVERSATION with June Nirschl and Judy Roy (DCA)
The art of conversation has shrunk in recent years, technology and incensed exchanges having replaced the civility and beauty of language. Poetry is a way to begin to restore that gift and to enliven our human dialogue. This workshop will explore poetry as a conversation between two or more writers. Such conversation might take the form of thoughts on a given topic, questions and answers, or call and response (as in the musical tradition). We will examine the work of contemporary poets engaging in conversation and participants will have the opportunity to participate in collaborative writing.