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The Weight of the Unknown: Writing from the unconstricted throat

posted by smlwallin


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10


Weehawken Ridgway, 636 N. Cora St., Ridgway, CO 81432


We live in a culture that wants to know—we chart, graph, test, outline, classify, name and judge. But what of all the messiness, mystery and unruly potential that breeds beneath our longing for certainty? What would happen when we engage, as Adrienne Rich writes, with “the weight of the unknown, the untracked, the unrealized?” In this workshop we’ll explore how we might draw strength from “the great muscle of metaphor,” launching our poems and ourselves into the vast realm of possibility. We’ll read poems that lead us deeper into paradox and write our own explorations of what if and what else. Let’s see what even a small bit of wonder might do …
This class is a reprise, back by request, with all new content but has the same emphasis on curiosity and play.