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10 YEARS OF MASS POETRY!

Our 2018 headliners: Sonia Sanchez · Kaveh Akbar · Duy Doan · Jeffrey Harrison · Dorianne Laux · Erika Meitner · Carl Phillips · Nicole Sealey · Sean Thomas Dougherty · Rhina P. Espaillat

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Saturday, May 5 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Start Right: Writing First Lines FILLING

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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways What happens to a dream deferred?   Do not go gentle into that good night  These first lines from poems by Browning, Hughes and Thomas have become part of the American lexicon. Such is the enduring power of an evocative first line. What is the work of a poem’s opening lines? How do you make your poems issue an invitation, a provocation or a challenge to a reader? In this generative workshop, we will explore memorable first lines and identify the true first line in rearranged poems. We will generate our own first lines and see where they lead us. You will leave this workshop with a new poem and the start of many more.

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Dawn Paul

Writing/Interdisciplinary Faculty, Montserrat College of Art
Dawn Paul teaches writing and interdisciplinary studies at Montserrat College of Art. She is the author of two novels, The Country of Loneliness and Still River. Her poetry has been published most recently in the Nassau Review and the Lindenwood Review. Dawn has an MFA from Goddard... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
New Liberty Charter School, Room 1 1 Museum Place Mall Salem, MA 01970

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