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Poetry as Illumination Workshop

  • albany Public Library- Arbor Hill Branch 148 Henry Johnson Boulevard Albany, NY, 12210 United States (map)
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Poetry as Illumination is an opportunity to utilize poetry as a tool to navigate thoughts and ideas, create writing projects, and share your written work with other workshop attendees. Inspired by Audre Lorde’s essay “Poetry is Not Luxury”, this workshop will encourage you to “give name to the nameless so it can be thought”. Through prompts, self-reflection and discussion, we will create poetic projects and learn new tools and strategies to stimulate future writing endeavors.

A. Emme Boyd is a poetess from Queens, living and writing in Albany, NY. Among her favorite things are standing barefoot in the grass and the Spanish word for zucchini. Life’s journey has led her to become a lover of beets and Malbec, realize the calming powers of an open flame and find poetry and travel to be the only things she could never live without. And love. Let us never forget love. She is a Shields McIlwaine Poetry Prize winner and her poetry has been published in Barzakh, BLACKBERRY and Kalyani magazines.

Tickets: $10 all supplies and materials included!

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