In this generative one-day masterclass with Christina Olivares, we’ll be engaging all of our senses—and permitting those senses to connect with dreams and memory— to create poems that “make sense” of place, time, body, and self. We will play with abstract, lyrical and narrative kinds of poem-making, and participants will have the freedom to develop a mini-sequence that sensually locates a particular moment in time.
CHRISTINA OLIVARES is the author of No Map of the Earth Includes Stars, winner of the 2014 Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize, of Interrupt, a chaplet published by Belladonna* Collaborative, and of the forthcoming full-length Seed/Archive (tentatively titled), winner of the Vinyl/Yes Yes 2014 prize. She has received two Travel and Study Grants from the Jerome Foundation, a 2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council residency, and has just won a 2018 Bronx Council on the Arts Nonfiction grant. Olivares is a queer Cubanx-American poet and K-12 educator from the Bronx in New York City.
DATE: Friday, July 20, 2018
TIME: 10-3PM (w/ 1 hour break from 12-1pm.)
FEE: Rs. 1,000
APPLICATION: Due no later than 12noon on THURSDAY, 19th July. *We’ll be selecting 12 participants for this masterclass.*