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Sundays, Jul 11 - Aug 1
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

4 weekly meetings
Genre: Poetry 
Semester:
  • Summer 2021
Time of Day:
Meeting Location:
  • Online
Room: Zoom Room 4

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Finders Keepers: The Art of Found Poetry

Does Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky fascinate you with its nonsense language? Do you find yourself repeating words and phrases you’ve heard throughout your day, just for the musical sound of it? Have you ever whiled away the afternoon picking interesting words out of the classifieds? You, my friend, are reveling in the joys of found poetry. We will explore the art and origins of found poetry from the Dada movement and Oulipan’s, to collage poetry and abecedarian forms. We will find out how to channel our spontaneous sides into finding poetry everywhere. By hands on experimentation with cut-up, cross-outs, ransom notes, and magnetic poetry we will come to see poetry hiding in plain sight. Come play! 

Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register.

Dates:
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 1
The MuseTeacher: Kindra McDonald
Prerequisite: Open to: poets with some workshop experience