Hybrid Poetry Workshop by Jamaal May

10 a.m. - noon Poet Jamaal May will teach a workshop on the hybrid poetry form.

Deadline: April 13, 2019


Hybrid Poetry
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10-noon
Where: SOMOS, 108 Civic Plaza Dr, Taos, NM 87571
To register: somostaos.org or phone 575-758-0081

Description: In this 2-hour workshop we will look a various ways to create poetry that is exciting, unique, and combines different forms - as well as poetry that can speak directly to a live audience. Some topics include: the poetics of [Im]balance; Sonic Authority: Repetition as Rhetorical Device and A Unity of Opposites: The Road Up is the Road Down.

Poet Jamaal May is the author of The God Engine (2009), The Imaginary City (with Michael Bassett, 2012), Hum (2013) and The Big Book of Exit Strategies (2016). His first collection received a Lannan Foundation Grant, an ALA Notable Book Award and was named a finalist for the Tufts Discovery Award and an NAACP Image Award. His poetry explores the tension between opposites to render a sonically rich argument for the interconnectivity of people, worlds, and ideas. May's other honors include a Spirit of Detroit Award, the Wood Prize from Poetry, an Indiana Review Prize, and fellowships from the Stadler Center, The Kenyon Review, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy.

Cost: $75/SOMOS members; $85/nonmembers