Home Events - Trixie's List Arts Books Poetry CLOSE READINGS IN A VIRTUAL SPACE: with Shira Dentz


This free, participatory event (taking place via Zoom) features Shira Dentz , one of Flow Chart’s favorite poets, leading an intimate, virtual group thinking-and-reading-through of a “[A straight rain is rare…]” by Lyn Hejinian. Neither explicitly teaching nor explaining, our special guest poet will serve as your expert tour-guide to explore this featured poem as a group.

Whether already well-versed in the “close reading” of poems or having never been quite sure you’ve been “getting it,” CLOSE READINGS IN A VIRTUAL SPACE provides a digital gathering for taking a refreshing deep dive into poetry.

Actively participate or simply listen and learn!

The event will last about an hour and conclude with a brief reading of poetry by our special guest poet.

Shira Dentz is the author of five books including SISYPHUSINA (PANK Books), winner of the Eugene Paul Nassar Prize 2021, and two chapbooks including FLOUNDERS (Essay Press). Her writing appears in many venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review, Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, jubilat, Pleiades, Denver Quarterly, Diagram, Colorado Review, Idaho Review, New American Writing, Brooklyn Rail, Apartment, Lana Turner, Academy of American Poets” Poem-a-Day Series (Poets.org), Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Poetrysociety.org, and NPR, and she’s a recipient of awards including an Academy of American Poets Prize and Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Awards. Her roles have included working as a graphic artist in the music industry, Reviews Editor at Drunken Boat, Special Features Editor at Tarpaulin Sky, and as an educator. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from the University of Utah, and currently works as a Senior Education Specialist at The Research Foundation at SUNY (Albany), and teaches in Goddard College’s M.F.A. Creative Writing program. More at www.shiradentz.com


May 16 2024


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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