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by Writing Workshops Staff

2 weeks ago


Unlocking the Power of Lyrical Aspects in Contemporary Drama and Poetry

by Writing Workshops Staff

2 weeks ago


Unlocking the Power of Lyrical Aspects in Contemporary Drama and Poetry

by Writing Workshops Staff

2 weeks ago


Have you ever considered the powerful connection between poetry and film? Celebrated poet Rosebud Ben-Oni is leading a new six-week online workshop titled As Tears Go By: Poetry & Film, where participants will delve into this fascinating relationship like never before.

What will participants learn?

Throughout the workshop, students will analyze how contemporary poets incorporate themes of heartbreak, trauma, and loss from films into their poetry. They will also explore how filmmakers use poetry to enhance their storytelling and create moments of poetic beauty on screen.

Who are the featured poets and filmmakers?

Participants will have the opportunity to study the works of renowned poets such as Lee Ann Roripaugh, Danez Smith, Paisley Rekdal, Chen Chen, Dora Malech, and Dayna Patterson. These poets have skillfully integrated elements of film into their poetry, offering a unique perspective on the art of storytelling.

What can students expect?

Students will be challenged to respond to weekly prompts by creating their own poems that challenge traditional melodramatic themes. By subverting common tropes such as pathos, moral polarization, deux ex machina, and sensationalism, participants will push the boundaries of their creativity and explore new ways of expression.

Join us for this exciting workshop and discover the endless possibilities that arise when poetry and film intersect. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your artistic horizons and connect with a community of like-minded creatives.

About the Instructor:

Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is the author of several collections of poetry, including If This Is the Age We End Discovery (March 2021), which won the Alice James Award and was a Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. In 2023, she received a Café Royal Cultural Foundation grant to write The Atomic Sonnets, a full-length poetry collection based on her chapbook 20 Atomic Sonnets (Black Warrior Review, 2020). Her work appears in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets, Tin House, Guernica, Electric Literature, among others. Her poem “Dancing with Kiko on the Moon” was recently featured in Tracy K. Smith’s The Slowdown.

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