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Poetry of Presence | NYC

  • Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)

In Poetry of Presence, Lincoln City Fellow, Emily Sernaker will teach writers how to channel Walt Whitman and make poems out of every day moments. Whether it’s making eye contact with someone on the subway, forgetting an umbrella on the stormiest of days, or noticing a storefront window they’d never noticed before, students will see that some of the greatest poems come when we are paying attention to our lives. In addition to Whitman, we’ll also look at examples by Frank O'Hara, Marie Howe, Ross Gay, Lucille Clifton, Matthew Dickman, Kim Addonizo, Dorianne Laux and Phillip Levine.