A Poet's Rhythm: Spring 2019, Dissidents

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A Poet's Rhythm: Spring 2019, Dissidents


This session of A Poet’s Rhythm will focus on the topic of dissidents and the work of Cecilia Vicuña and Osip Mandelstam.

Spring 2019 Session: February 17 - April 7, 2019

8 glorious weeks. 5 in-person meetings (February 17, February 24, March 17, March 24, and April 7) at Savage Arts in Montavilla to read together, generate work inspired by two luminous, daring writers, and commune with each other. Cecilia Vicuña (Chilean poet, visual artist, and activist against Pinochet’s regime) and Osip Mandelstam (Russian Jewish writer and activist against Stalin).

Weekly online supplemental materials to keep momentum and spur discussion. A final reading salon to celebrate your creativity and inspire you to continue.

Get insights into your writing (Claudia will critique 3 poems per student) and further your practice while being bolstered by one of the most encouraging and beautiful community’s around. Create artistic friendships and allies in your creative pursuit that last. Join us.

Required texts:

About to Happen by Cecilia Vicuña (Siglio, 2017). Purchase here new.

Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam selected and translated by Christian Wiman with an introduction by Ilya Kaminsky (Ecco, 2012). Purchase new here or used here.

Thanks to Claudia's recent fellowship with the Black Earth Institute and this special Poet's Rhythm's focus on dissidents, she will be offering one scholarship that pays for the full class tuition to a new student who has never studied with Claudia before and may not have the financial means to otherwise do so. Email Claudia to inquire about this spot.