Self-Portrait Ekphrasis Beginning with a Line from a Famous Poet
In this workshop, we will explore art, environment, and self with a controlled exercise. It’s designed to force us to see self and landscape anew.
We will read and discuss “Self Portrait, July” by Michael Mlekoday. (For people who need more examples, I will have additional examples of self-portrait poems to read/explore during the writing portion).
Each poet will choose a picture of a landscape and will have a few minutes to brainstorm: if I were here in person, where in the picture would I be?
You will then choose a line from a famous poet and use it as the title. This, hopefully, will give you an entry into the poem that wouldn’t be expected and allows you to think about the landscape in an unexpected way.
We will have time to write (at least 30 minutes), and time to read and workshop each other’s poems.
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