The Poetics Of Physical Space — Workshop with Brenda Coultas

In this workshop we will study how physical space influences our writing practice and how we may contest or extend the limits of our inner and outer space. We may investigate geologic and historic time, perhaps by gazing at bluestone sidewalks and pondering place names. We may interpret the dreams of the East River or of tenement architecture? Our classes will be supplemented by work from second and third generation New York School, and other outrider traditions. Readings may include Simone White, Marcella Durand, Tonya Foster, Eleni Sikelianos, Stacy Szymaszek, Lorine Niedecker, and others.

Photo: Bob Gwaltney

Brenda Coultas

Brenda Coultas is the author of The Tatters, a collection of poetry, published by Wesleyan University Press. Her other books include The Marvelous Bones of Time (2008) and A Handmade Museum (2003) from Coffee House Press. This past November, Coultas was the featured blogger for Harriet at the Poetry Foundation.