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A REMINDER OF TWO EVENTS ON THE HORIZON

SPRING POETRY WORKSHOPS WITH TERRY LUCAS

April 6-May 11 (6 Sessions): Transforming Poems With Imagination: $295.

IF YOU ARE RECEIVING THIS EMAIL, EMAIL lucas.t274@gmail.com PRIOR TO APRIL 23 TO ENROLL AT THE REUDUCED CLIENT PRICE OF $220.

In six weekly Zoom sessions (Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, & May 4 & 11) we will look at your poems from any genre, suggesting ways to bring more imaginative language and appropriate form to them. A weekly poem that utilizes imagination will be discussed at the beginning of each session and a prompt for the following week will be given at the end of each session (poets do NOT have to follow the direction of the poem OR the prompt). In addition, we will discuss other craft elements in your poems as they arise, particularly musicality and, in the case of non-prose poems, the line as the basic unit of syntax. With prose poems, musicality and other poetic devices may be discussed, as well as the sentences and paragraph as units of organization.

About Terry Lucas:
Terry Lucas is the author of two prize-winning chapbooks and three full-length poetry collections, most recently The Thing Itself (Longship Press, 2020) with photographer Gary Topper. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous national and international journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Best New Poets (2012), B O D Y, Crab Orchard Review, Green Mountains Review, and The Sun Magazine, among others. Terry taught as a master poet for the pilot poetry program in Von Stueben High School in Chicago, was a founding editor of Trio House Press, and a regular guest speaker for the Dominican University of California’s low-residency MFA program. He holds a Master of Education degree from Southwestern Seminary and a Master of Fine Arts from New England College. For ten years, as Terry Lucas: Poetry Coach, he has mentored beginning, emerging, and established poets, helping them to produce their best work and see it published. Terry is Poet Laureate Emeritus of Marin County, California.

 

STURGEON MOON POETRY READING

March 23, 2024 (1:00 PM Pacific Daylight Saving Time)
ZOOM LINK:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83568052169

Featured Readers

Fred LaMotte has authored four volumes of poetry with Saint Julian Press, including Strangers & Pilgrims, and co-authored three coffee-table art books with artist and earth-centered activist, Rashani Réa. With degrees from Yale University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Fred has been an interfaith college chaplain, instructor in World Religion, and a meditation guide who loves to explore the liminal space between word and silence, poetry and meditation. He lives on the shore of the Salish Sea near Seattle WA with his wife Anna. His web page is:

Ron Starbuck is a poet, writer, and the Publisher / CEO / Executive Editor of Saint Julian Press Inc., Houston, Texas. Ron’s four poetry collections are There is Something About Being An Episcopalian, When Angels Are Born, Wheels Turning Inward and, most recently, A Pilgrimage of Churches, a mythic, spiritual journey in verse and photographs that intersects with the paths of many contemplative traditions. Ron will read from his work as well as from the work of the late Kevin McGrath, a poet and writer widely published, including by Saint Julian Press.

Reviews of these poets (including Kevin McGrath) and others are available at the Terry Lucas blog The Widening Spell.

Open Mic: At this time, the only poet signed up for the open mic is Brian Martens. If you would like to read a poem for the open mic that follows the featured readers, please email Terry Lucas. A maximum of ten open mic reader will be selected on a first come, first served basis.

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