Friday, May 14 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The World as Muse: Documentary Poetry

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Documentary poetry creates an opportunity for poets to engage with a larger world outside of their private experience. In this workshop, participants will explore poetry that begins with a collection of material (political, cultural, historical) to create their own documentary poems. We will look at the ways primary source material (articles, letters, visual art, diaries, court transcripts, tweets, or even shopping lists) can be used to create a series of poems. Participants will have the opportunity to create a draft of a documentary poem during this workshop and will leave with a small collection of examples.

Link to recording:  https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/share/GoGRL66mmDGDIvBmmPGdtAHfmyeni6A03r4gL7mnTJNuAAxzYJ2agN5qy_uz3ZyO.FdZOOb-fdcmuH-6O

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Colleen Michaels

Founder/Host, Improbable Places Poetry Tour
Colleen Michaels is the author of Prize Wheel (Small Bites Press, 2023). Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including Passages North, The Paterson Review, Cider Press Review, Barrelhouse, and have been commissioned as installations for The Massachusetts Poetry Festival... Read More →
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Dawn Paul

Writing/Interdisciplinary Faculty, Montserrat College of Art
Dawn Paul is the author of the novel The Country of Loneliness and What We Still Don’t Know, poems on the life and work of scientist Carl Linnaeus. She has also published poetry, fiction and science/nature articles in a variety of journals and magazines, including Orion, Comstock... Read More →

Friday May 14, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT