Moods for Moderns: Diverse Voices in Contemporary Poetry: Seminar/Workshop: Part I (NWL)

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Moods for Moderns: Diverse Voices in Contemporary Poetry, A Seminar/Workshop

SATURDAY - (1 of 2 sessions) In support of “West Hartford Reads!” Author/Professor Brent Terry will conduct two consecutive Saturday morning poetry classes. Register below.

Poetry, despite rumors to the contrary, is alive and thriving.  Today's poets are writing a stunning array of original and breathtaking work in a wide range of styles, each of which add a vibrant thread to the tapestry of contemporary poetry.  In the seminar section of the program Brent Terry will share five or six contemporary poems, each of which comes from a distinctive angle, each of which attempts something different from the others.  He will discuss each poem briefly, then take questions or comments on that poem.

At the end of the first session you will be given some ideas on how to write your own poem, then how to revise it into a masterpiece. That will be your homework!

In PART TWO (Saturday, August 4) poems will be discussed and read to the group.

Brent Terry's Bio
Brent Terry’s poems, stories, essays and reviews have appeared in dozens of magazines and journals.  He is the author of the poetry collections yesnomaybe (Main Street Rag, 2002) and Wicked, Excellently (Word Tech, 2007).  His new collection, Troubadour Logic,will be published by Main Street Rag this October, and his novel, The Body Electric, is forthcoming in 2019 from Unsolicited Press.  He is the winner of the 2017 Connecticut Poetry Prize from the Connecticut Poetry Society, and has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the CT Council of Arts and Tourism. Terry lives in Willimantic, where he teaches creative writing at Eastern Connecticut State University.

PARKING: There is ample library event parking in the nearby Isham Garage. Please bypass the garage payment kiosks and come directly to the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, where you may validate your parking with your license plate number.

WEST HARTFORD READS! - This program is being held as part of a series of poetry events leading up to the Oct. 4 appearance of Billy Collins at West Hartford Town Hall.

The event is made possible by the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest, West Hartford Public Library Foundation.

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