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2017-02/25 Poetry with Edge with Seretta Martin

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017 Time: 2:30pm to 5:30pm Number of sessions: 1 day only Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

What’s missing in much of the American poetry written today? Does it win the hearts and minds of readers or has it become too detached and cerebral? Joining the revolution that Tony Hoagland calls the “edge of sustained, concerted thought – jubilant, freewheeling, associative, collage poetry,” we’ll encounter, discuss and write poems with EDGE.

Let’s break the shackles! Let’s challenge the things we know about poetry. Let’s move out of our comfort zones. We will discuss what draws a reader into a poem. What makes a poem fresh and innovative?



Seretta MarSeretta Green Sweater Photo 0022tin, author of Foreign Dust Familiar Rain and Overtaking Glass (forthcoming), is the managing editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual and founding co-editor of Synesthesia Literary Journal. She is a Philip Levine Prize and Washington Prize semi-finalist. Her publishing credits include Serving House Journal, Web Del Sol, Poetry International, Margie, Modern Haiku, A Year in Ink and San Diego Poetry Annual. She teaches poetry at San Diego Writers Ink, California Poets in the Schools and the Border Voices Poetry Project and has hosted the New Alchemy Poetry Series for 16 years. Seretta holds an MFA from SDSU.

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