2017-03/25 Poems with Consciousness in a World of Violent Narcissism with Seretta Martin
Seretta will guide you through a meditative lesson inspired by the teachings of great thinkers and writers she admires for their attention to “living in the present” with compassion, forgiveness and acceptance. Please bring two poems on this topic: one that you consider to be an example of narcissism and one that demonstrates the opposite. They can be your poems or those of other poets. This workshop includes handouts, prompts and a critique for those who choose to bring on of their poems to be addressed and “work-shopped” by the group.
Seretta Martin, 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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