Ancient Images and Threads: a Poetry Seminar with Joshua Marie Wilkinson

12/04/2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In Ancient Images and Threads, we’ll explore the fragments of Sappho, Alkman, Diogenes, Archilochus, and others to return to the root of poesis: making. Through readings, discussion, and writing exercises we’ll discover how Simonides’ epitaphs, Homer’s extended descriptions, Catullus’s invectives, and even Basho’s images might renew our own poetic practices and enliven our thinking about what's possible in a poem. All levels of experience are welcome.

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Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building
1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Joshua Marie Wilkinson


Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of seven books, the editor of five anthologies, and the director of a movie about the band Califone. He lives here in Tucson, where he teaches undergrads and grads in the MFA program in...

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Register for classes and workshops at our website, over the phone at (520) 626-3765, or in person at the Poetry Center’s reception desk. Checks should be made payable to the University of Arizona Foundation and are not considered a tax-deductible contribution. A $25 processing fee will be applied to all cancelled registrations.

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