Keeping A Poetic Diary will emphasize techniques that can bring journal keeping alive and create finished pieces. We’ll work with lists, letters, flash memoir, and more—as well as traditional Japanese approaches of haiku and prose (haibun) and poetry with visuals (haibun). Expect timed writing, reading aloud, doodling, a look at blogging, and inspiration. Models range from Joanne Kyger’s twentieth century “Strange Big Moon” to Sei Shonagaon’s tenth century “Pillow Book.”
class limit 12.
Miriam Sagan is the author of DIRTY LAUNDRY (100 Days in A Zen Monastery, New World Library) with Robert Winson and A HUNDRED CUPS OF COFFEE (2019, Tres Chicas Press). Miriam lives in Santa Fe, NM.
Friday, January 24 - meet at 5 pm at Jules' Poetry Playhouse, 11 Homestead Lane, Placitas, NM
Session from 5 - 9 pm
Overnight - many hotels available in the Bernalillo area within 5 miles of the retreat. Or you can commute.
Saturday, January 25 - 10 am - 5 pm at Jules' Poetry Playhouse, 11 Homestead Lane, Placitas, NM
lunch and snack breaks included. You may bring your own food and optional dinner out on Saturday evening.
Miriam may or may not be available Saturday evening for dinner. She will be giving much individual attention to our poetic diary projects.
Materials provided. Do bring writing materials, favorite pens and paper, or any other items you want to incorporate into your poetic diary. Wi-fi is available.