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

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Capacity for this workshop has been expanded!  If you registered separately on Eventbrite you will get an email with the link, or you can find it here.

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’ poems appear in journals and anthologies and have been commissioned as installations for The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, The Peabody Essex Museum, and The Trustees of Reservations. She directs the Writing Studio at Montserrat College of Art where she has hosted... Read More →
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Dawn Paul

Writing/Interdisciplinary Faculty, Montserrat College of Art
Dawn Paul teaches writing and literature at Montserrat College of Art. She has two novels, The Country of Loneliness, and Still River. Her newest book, What We Still Don’t Know, is a collection of poems about scientist Carl Linnaeus. She is a frequent performer on the Improbable... Read More →

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