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2017-07/29 As Painting, So Poetry (Ut pictura poesis) with Jeanine Webb

Date: July 29, 2017 Time: 2:30pm to 5:30pm Number of sessions: One Day Class 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

It has been said that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” But what about poets writing about art and artists? Is writing about painting like dancing about astrophysics, or dancing about politics, for example? Visual art and poetry have been dance partners for hundreds, even thousands of years. This creative writing course in making poems delights in the long history of entwinements between poetry and the visual arts. In this workshop, writers will have an opportunity to read poems about art and to experiment with making visual and concrete poetry, ekphrasis (poetry that uses a piece of visual art as inspiration), collage poems and erasure.

Please bring a journal. All other materials provided.

Jeanine Webb is a writer, collective organizer and a Dissertation Fellow in Literature at UC San Diego, and has taught Creative Writing at UC Davis. Her poetry has been published in many journals, including Lana TurnerThe Capilano ReviewThe West Wind ReviewARMED CELLThe Ghazal PageThe Antioch ReviewSPECTRUMStar*LineZYZZYVAJupiter 88 and in the collaborative poetry pamphlet Poetry is Not Enough, with two poems forthcoming in Lumen. Her essays and reviews have been published on ON Contemporary Practice’s .pdf Archive Series, Steve Evans’s Attention Span and on The Poetic Labor Project and new essays are forthcoming for Tripwire, the Post-Crisis Poetics series and on Monstering. A feature on her poetry, edited by Perwana Nazif, is forthcoming in Cold Cut Magazine. Some current or forthcoming book projects which feature her work include the San Diego Writers’ Anthology A Year In Ink Vol.3 (2010), the Now That’s What I Call Poetry Anthology(2017), The Alette in Oakland Reader (Bay Area Public School/Hearts Desire, 2017) and Occupy Poetics (Essay Press, 2015). When she can afford to, she publishes the bilingual, cartonera-style handmade journal, TACOCAT. Last year she presented on contemporary graphic novels at Comic-Con and this summer she will be a short-term fellow-in-residence at Emory’s Rose Library and teaching a course at UC San Diego on Women Writing the Ancient and Classical World.

PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that a class does not get cancelled or rescheduled.