Close Readings in a Virtual Space
FREE ONLINE POETRY WORKSHOPS
The Flow Chart Foundation is offering another series of free, online CLOSE READINGS IN A VIRTUAL SPACE poetry workshops. The spring 2021season features poets Mónica de la Torre, Eléna Rivera, Carl Phillips, giovanni singleton, Shane McCrae, and Edwin Torres (pictured left to right, top to bottom). Sign up for one or all.
This free, participatory virtual series (taking place via Zoom) features some of our greatest poets leading intimate, virtual group reading-throughs of single poems. The poets—neither explicitly teaching nor explaining—serve as expert tour-guides for participants to explore each featured poem as a group. Whether you are already well-versed in the “close reading” of poems or have never been quite sure you’ve been “getting it,” CLOSE READINGS IN A VIRTUAL SPACE provides a digital gathering for everyone to take a refreshing deep dive into poetry. Each event lasts about an hour and concludes with a brief reading of poetry by the special guest poet.
Friday, April 2nd—3PM (EST)—Mónica de la Torre leads a group reading-through of Cesar Vallejo’s “XXXVI” from Trilce, as translated by Clayton Eshelman (click to read poem). Register HERE.
Friday, April 16th—3PM (EST)—Eléna Rivera leads a group reading-through of Barbara Guest’s “Dissonance Royal Traveller” (click to read poem). Register HERE.
Friday, April 30th—3PM (EST)—Carl Phillips leads a group reading-through of Jean Valentine’s “The River at Wolf” (click to read poem). Register HERE.
Friday, May 14th—3PM (EST)—giovanni singleton leads a group reading-through of concrete poems (TBD. Register HERE.
Friday, May 21st—3PM (EST)—Shane McCrae leads a group reading-through of a single poem (TBD). Register HERE.