Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Liberating Forms of Poetry with Jee Leong Koh at JCC New York Writers Workship This Fall

Liberating Forms of Poetry
The Jewish Community in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave. (at W, 76th St.)
New York, NY 10023

10 Sessions on Thursdays
Sep. 25 - Dec. 11*
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
(*No class on Oct. 9, Nov. 27)

$350.00 Member of the Jewish Community Center (JCC)
$400.00 Non-Member

Course code: ELWPLF01F9

For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708. You may also register online at http://www.jccmanhattan.org/category.aspx?catid=1533

Liberating Forms of Poetry
Structure gives freedom. In this class we will play with traditional forms—sonnet, triolet, villanelle, and sestina—to free our memory and imagination to discover personal material and poetic resources. We will read the classics and contemporary re-workings of these valuable structures, and through them find our own voice and vision. This class will stimulate writers who are already familiar with these forms and welcome those who do not know an iamb from a trochee.

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Dear Friends,

I'm teaching this writing workshop on formal poetry this September. It'd be lovely to see you there. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested.

Best regards,
Jee Leong

Jee Leong Koh is the author of Payday Loans (Poets Wear Prada Press). He read English at Oxford University, and holds a MFA (Creative Writing) from Sarah Lawrence College. His poem "Brother" was selected by Natasha Trethewey for the 2007 Best New Poets Anthology (University of Virginia Press). Other poems appeared in North American, British, and Australian journals. He was also a writing resident at Soul Mountain, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and a fellow at Kundiman.


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