The human brain is wired for poetry in many ways. “Whole-Brain Poetry” will help participants explore that knowledge and enrich their poems with it. This includes but goes beyond the well-known use of metaphor. Through writing exercises, close examination of time-honored and recent poems, workshopping of participant poems, and brief reading assignments, we will examine the neurology and psychology of poetry, the relationship between time and memory, how science has influenced well-known poets, how poetry can heal trauma and prevent PTSD, and more. Readings include essays by Frederick Turner, Ruth Padel, Frederick Feirstein, and others.
LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE: This workshop will be held on Zoom. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here. Shortly before the start date participants will receive an email with login info. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.