The Filmic Muse: Writing Movie Poems – Jeffery Conway

Whether you’re a movieholic, or just have a few movies you love, transforming film into poetry is a great way to stretch and attenuate as a writer. The workshop includes weekly readings of Frank O’Hara, Edward Field, David Trinidad, Denise Duhamel, and Lynn Crosbie, among others, as well as weekly writing exercises and opportunities to discuss your work. Some of the approaches we’ll try: persona poems as a way of inhabiting film; creating poems as scene-by-scene analysis or “poetic DVD commentary”; writing hybrid poems which incorporate biography, trivia, film criticism, and technical analysis.

Jeffery Conway‘s latest book is The Album That Changed My Life, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.

Fridays At 7PM: 10 Sessions Begin February 13th