Across the Seasons: Cultivating Deep Listening to Poetic Voice for a Year Writing Workshop
Presented by Gemini Ink Literary Arts Center
February 3 - December 7, 2016
Are you surrendering to the call of your poetic mind? Need guidance with shaping your emerging poems? Or the support and inspiration of other emerging poets? This yearlong course is designed to develop sustained inner listening and focus on the craft of poetry. Respond to others’ poems and receive feedback on your own. Explore the flexibility of the lyric and the narrative, as well as the defined structures of haiku, sestina, and the villanelle. Complete course assignments, and maintain a required personal journal throughout the year as a seedbed for poems, as well as for cultivating self-understanding.
To apply: Submit 8–10 pages of original poems, all in one Microsoft Word or PDF file at: http://geminiink.submittable.com/submit
Deadline: January 20, 2016
Cyra S. Dumitru is a poet and an author of memoir and meditative essays. Her three poetry collections are Remains (2008) and What the Body Knows (1999), both from Pecan Grove Press, and Listening to Light (River Lily Press 2003). She teaches poetry writing and literature at St. Mary’s University. Dumitru has received degrees in English from Indiana University in Bloomington and the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is also Certified in Poetic Medicine through The Institute for Poetic Medicine based in Palo Alto, CA and administered by John Fox, CPT.