Poetry of New York

Poetry of New York


“Do I contain multitudes?” Perhaps no other line has captured the vast and self-exploratory nature of New York City better than this one, from Brooklyn’s own Walt Whitman. Poetry of New York invites you to participate in that same self-investigative tradition, exploring the city’s various poetic sources—from the singular outsider musings of E.E. Cummings to the contemporary East Village slam poetry of Mahogany L. Browne—with a small group of dedicated writers. By the end of this workshop, you'll have written a chapbook-length manuscript of poems (whether or not you've ever written a line of poetry before) inspired by the city’s most treasured voices, in addition to at least one "field trip" to one of NYC's lyrical landmarks. “Do I contradict myself?” Whitman wrote. “Very well, then I contradict myself.” Come explore your very own contradictions, discover your voice through the language of the city, and become a welcome part of a beautiful poetic tradition. (You will have the opportunity to have your writing workshopped every week.)

Thursday 8:30pm to 10pm (Manhattan)

Instructor: Tom Mooseker

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