I, Too Dislike It- Writing workshop with Mamie Morgan


I, Too Dislike It- Writing workshop with Mamie Morgan

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I, Too, Dislike It: A Re-Visioning of the Role(s) of Female Voice(s) In Poetry

 Nikky Finney, Ada Limón, Ellen Bryant Voigt.

Daisy Fried, Airea D. Matthews, Carrie Fountain, Matthea Harvey.  

 Adrienne Rich, Gwendolyn Brooks, Angel Nafis.

 Janice N. Harrington, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Wisława Szymborska, Elizabeth Bishop.

Tracy K. Smith, Safia Elhillo.             Mary Oliver, Sandra Simonds, Gabrielle Calvocoressi.

            Natalie Diaz, Carolyn Forché, Sharon Olds:

We might easily refer to them as women poets. The term, after all, is correct. But it’s also one that has historically implied a singularity to the feminine experience, a solitary allotted table at the art-party around which all ladies might gather. In our four-week course we will traverse the work of these writers in order to appreciate a wider range of voice, perspective: witness, pop-culturalist, musician, activist, cartographer, academic, mother, horticulturalist, comic, daughter, director, survivor. Utilizing the lenses of various perspectives will sophisticate our views regarding craft, communication, what we intend to say and do, change and preserve, in our art and environments. Students participate in workshop and will complete a small portfolio of 4-6 polished poems. 

Instructor: Mamie Morgan
Class name I, Too, Dislike It: A Re-Visioning of the Role(s) of Female Voice(s) In Poetry
Class sessions: Four (4) consecutive two-hour classes
Class time:  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Class dates:  Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27 (2017)
Location: SC Governor's School for the Arts & The Community Tap for the final class
Class minimum 8 students, class maximum 12 students

Bio: Mamie Morgan completed her BA in English and Religious Studies from Wofford College and received her MFA in Poetry from UNC Wilmington. Her work has appeared in Smartish Pace, Oxford American, Cimarron, Carolina Quarterly, Inkwell, The Greensboro Review, and elsewhere. 2016 marks her eleventh year teaching poetry at South Carolina’s Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. She can most often be found at the mercy of her only child, a pitbull named Henrietta Modine.