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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Film-Infused Workshop



I am teaching an online poetry workshop starting July 7th for a month this summer on Film and Poetry. You need not be a film expert to enjoy and revel in the world of the moving image. The playful, mesmerizing world of the movies is an especially apt "playground" for poets and has a rich history. This workshop will explore how cinema and our own movie-watching experiences can intersect with and feed our poetry. I am teaching it through The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative, which offers reasonably-priced, high-caliber online poetry workshops at a friendly price. Reading up for this workshop, I found out Jean Cocteau, who I primarily know as a French, surreal film-maker from the 1920's, 30's and 40's, was first a poet and playwright. I have always found his rendition of Beauty and the Beast especially captivating and dream-like. I had not known before watching his film, that Beauty and the Beast was originally a French Folk Tale, or so I believe.
Feel free to check out the link below for my film-infused poetry workshop and to spread the word: Film-Infused poetry Workshop