A new class taught by Elizabeth Kerlikowske--From our friends at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center: Create: Poetry and Performance NEW CLASS Instructor: Elizabeth Kerlikowske / Price $75, Donor Price $67.50 Sunday, March 11, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Performing your poem is the final step in the writing process. A poem is not done until it’s heard by others. In this workshop, we will do two things: we will look at improving a couple of poems that you have already written, and then we will work on their presentation. Attention will be paid to voice, eye contact, pacing, and introductions. You will need to come with two poems that need work, or one that needs work and one that you just want to perform better. A poetry reading is not just standing up there and reading; it really is performance.
Oh site, I have not abandoned you. There's just so much poetry activity in Kalamazoo. If I didn't do so, the winners of the Celery City Chapbook Contest are (State) Polly Opsahl for "Heartstorm". There are three Kalamazoo winners: Julie Stotz-Ghosh for "All Sky", Amber Pryor for "Definitions of Grief" and Michelle Bonczek Evory for "A Roadside Attempt at Attraction." The Celery City Reading and book launch will be April 14 at 2 pm at Kazoo Books on Parkview. Each winner receives 50 copies of her book, and the rest are for you to buy! Put this on your calendar, and congratulations to all the winners.
Diane Seuss, former K Writer in Residence and 2017 guest poet for the Kalamazoo Poetry Festival, is appearing on must read lists for 2018 for her next poetry collection, "Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl". Here's a must read list from Nylon (and other writers on it include Joyce Carol Oates and Tracy K. Smith!) www.nylon.com/articles/2018-book-preview...