Living in Long Poems: Online Seminar with Emily Hunt
LIVING IN LONG POEMS
with Emily Hunt
A five-week online seminar held over Zoom.
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Wednesdays, January 27 to February 24
Great long poems create space for contradiction, drifting, deepening, dailiness, loss, epiphany, and revival. This seminar will focus on reading and responding to poems that stretch out over the length of chapbooks and full-length collections. In our time together, we’ll consider and engage with the voices, textures, resonances, and formal approaches of Saretta Morgan’s Feeling Upon Arrival, Simone Kearney’s My Ida, Alexis Almeida’s I Have Never Been Able to Sing, and Eleni Vakalo’s “Plant Upbringing” (in Before Lyricism). We'll also read and discuss Aditi Machado's essay The End. Taking cues from these writers and inspiration from assigned generative writing exercises, participants will draft a long poem of their own over the course of 5 weeks, sharing selections of it with the group as it develops. Class sessions will meet synchronously via Zoom. Artists of all backgrounds are encouraged to participate. PDFs of each text will be sent to participants in advance of the seminar.
Artists of all backgrounds are encouraged to participate.
Emily Hunt’s works include the chapbook Company (The Song Cave, 2019); the photography book Cousins (Cold Cube Press, 2019); and the full-length poetry collection Dark Green (The Song Cave, 2015), named a “standout debut” by Publishers Weekly. Hunt has taught writing and poetry at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, Poets House, Brooklyn Poets, Westfield State University, the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, and Omnidawn Publishing. She has been a Visiting Writer at Reed College, UC Santa Cruz, and the University of Richmond. More info at emilyrhunt.org and on Instagram @its_ehu.