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I am not the poet, I am the poem

writing workshop with Karen Morris

award-winning poet and psychoanalyst

invites you to her weekly workshop based on themed prompts that emerge from out of the format of the social dreaming matrix that will begin each session. Technique, developing voice, and revision skills will be the focus of the class. T. W. Wood Museum, Montpelier, VT, beginning on Monday, October 23, 2023 and each Monday until November 13, 2023, 1:30 – 3:00pm. $25. per class.

This course begins with the premise that poetry is an art form. We are both poet and the poem. Facilitated by award-winning poet Karen Morris, each session will begin by asking, where do poems come from? Through a structured exercise known as ‘social dreaming’ participants are invited to share dreams and memories associated to the dreams, as they are recalled and amplified in the social dreaming process. The facilitator listens for themes that connect the dreams, which develop into each week’s writing prompt. The second half of each session is devoted to developing each poet’s unique voice through craft; imagery, sound (music), syntax, and revision skills. Social Dreaming as poetry process decenters us from the habitual, single eye of the poet, in order to perceive the immeasurable field from out of which, poems emerge waiting to be encountered.

Karen Morris is the author of Nothing Happened Last Night (Finishing Line Press, KY, in press). She received The Gradiva Award for Poetry (NAAP, 2015) for CATACLYSM and Other Arrangements (Three Stones Press, PA). Her poems have been published in numerous journals. She has facilitated Social Dreaming Workshops for writers, psychotherapists, and Buddhist practitioners in workshops, conference space, and study groups throughout the country. She lives in Barre, VT and works in private practice as a psychoanalyst in Montpelier.

Register at twwoodgallery.org

for questions contact Karen Morris

Note this is not a Poetry Society of Vermont workshop but is offered by PSOV member Karen Morris.

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