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Saturday, May 5 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Verbing: Writing Poetry from the Body FILLING

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Participants will experience writing authentically from their bodies instead of their brains by looking at experiential poems as models and by seeing where an awareness of actions such as breathing, walking and dancing can take them.  Contemporary poems are often written from a cerebral, analytic stance; we will approach writing in a fresher, more visceral way, grounding ourselves with simple activities in breath and movement. Everyone will leave having shared at least one poem from the body.

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Cathie Desjardins

Currently Poet Laureate of Arlington, MA. A lifelong educator, poet, and journalist. First book of poems is With Child. Currently at work on another book, The Muse in the Garden.

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
New Liberty Charter School, Room 2 1 Museum Place Mall Salem, MA 01970