Thanks for registering.
Please complete the form and click submit. We will send you an email confirmation before the class.
If you prefer to mail in your registration, you can print this form and send it together with your payment (info below). The fee includes breakfast & snacks plus all handouts, and the workshop will be held at the Bayanihan Community Center, from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
See you on October 17!
STOP MAKING SENSE!
Mean without meaning to.
Chance upon delight, mystery, paradox,
and other linguistic revelations as, given free rein,
words can lead you to broad and unexpected spaces/places.
In approaching the writing of a poem,
this morning workshop emphasizes play, lyricism,
and an openness unbeholden to narrative.
Worry not about the latter: its texts are indelibly written in the everyday.
Worry not about your grandmother, your sexuality,
your roots, all the peculiarities of your life.
They will never leave you.
For those just starting to write poetry. Bring paper and be ready to do some writing exercises.
About Luis Francia:
Luis H. Francia's poetry collections include Museum of Absences and The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems. His semiautobiographical Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago won both the 2002 PEN Center Open Book and The 2002 Asian American Literary Award. His poetry theater piece, The Beauty of Ghosts, premiered at Topaz Arts in 2007. He edited Brown River, White Ocean: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Philippine Literature in English, and is co-editor of Flippin': Filipinos on America, and Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream, 1899-1999. He is the author of the Introduction to Penguin Classic's Doveglion: Collected Poems by Jose Garcia Villa. He teaches at New York University's Asian/Pacific/American Studies program.