Your poetry can benefit from understanding more about how the brain is “wired for poetry” (as Frederick Turner has said). This goes beyond the well-known use of metaphor to explain scientific concepts to the general public. 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. Note: No meeting on February 28.
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.