In this workshop we'll address the looming issue of what it means to be a hominid writer in the age of hominid extinction. We'll look at texts by CA Conrad, Anne Waldman, Lorine Niedecker, Alexandra Nemerov, and Brenda Coultas, and will write about our place in the ecosystem (feel free to bring inventories of what you consume and own, concerns about your environment, or even a bag of garbage to turn into art).
Lisa Jarnot will also give a reading at 7 pm on Saturday, May 16. The reading is FREE for workshop participants.
We're offering a discounted price for registration in both of our May workshops - Lisa Jarnot's Poetry and Politics Revisited and CAConrad's Woodland Crystal: A (Soma)tic Poetry Workshop - with the 'Dual Workshop' option below. This includes FREE admission to both Lisa Jarnot's and CAConrad's readings.
Lisa Jarnot was born in Buffalo, New York in 1967 and studied at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Brown University. Since the mid-1990s she has been a resident of New York City. She has edited two small magazines (No Trees, 1987-1990, and Troubled Surfer, 1991-1992) as well as The Poetry Project Newsletter and An Anthology of New (American) Poetry (Talisman House Publishers, 1997). She is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: Some Other Kind of Mission (Burning Deck Press, 1996), Ring of Fire (Zoland Books, 2001 and Salt Publishers, 2003), Black Dog Songs (Flood Editions, 2003) and Night Scenes (Flood Editions, 2008). Her biography of the San Francisco poet Robert Duncan was published by the University of California Press in 2012 and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Non-Fiction, and received Honorable Mention in Literature from American Publishers Awards program. A Selected Poems was published by City Lights in May of 2013. She currently lives in Jackson Heights, New York with her husband and daughter. She works as a teacher, writer, and freelance gardener.