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Tell It Slant: A Generative Poetry Workshop with Meg Kearney

May 4 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Emily Dickinson suggested, “Tell all the truth, but tell it slant.” Together, we will read, discuss, and create poems that come at a story, emotion, or idea, slantwise—and often express the inexpressible. This strategy works well for emotionally difficult material, but can also be just the right tool for a comic twist. There will be an emphasis on poets producing new work, with feedback that focuses on what’s memorable and working in each piece. Together we will form a group where each individual feels seen and safe to share new poems.

Meg Kearney’s All Morning the Crows, winner of the Washington Prize, made SmallPress Distribution’s poetry bestseller list April through September, 2021. Meg is also author of An Unkindness of Ravens and Home By Now, winner of the PEN New EnglandL.L. Winship Award; a heroic crown/chapbook, The Ice Storm; three verse novels for teens; and award-winning picture book, Trouper, illustrated by E.B. Lewis. She directs the Solstice MFA Program at Lasell University in Massachusetts. Visit her WEBSITE for more information.


Susan Roney-O’Brien

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