From Jenny Penberthy:
Date: Sunday, March 16, 12:00-5:00pm
Location: The Apartment Gallery, Vancouver, BC:
Poetry Looking Out: http://www.thecapilanoreview.ca/poetry-workshop-with-cole-swensen/
This workshop, engaging both generative and reflective modes, will focus on two things: perception and the creative cycle. Considering poetry as a non-invasive tool of exploration that has particular access to the world’s subtle interstices, we will use various ekphrastic techniques to generate writing that we will then put through a series of response and redrafting stages in order to examine ways of working raw material into a finished piece.
Cole often bases her poetry collections around specific research projects: she has written books on things such as the French formal garden (Ours), the paintings of Pierre Bonnard, (The Glass Age) and the anatomy of the hand (The Book of a Hundred Hands). Her most recent work, Gravesend, looks at the evolution of the ghost in western society.
READING — Cole Swensen and Lisa Robertson:
In the Grand Luxe Hall
303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Weds March 19, 7:30pm (doors 7:00)
$5 at door