NYC Poetry Festival | Poetry of Loneliness and Collaboration

None at Governors Island

Sun, Jul 29 at 1 p.m.   |   90 minutes

In this Olio, we will read a range of collaborative poems—from French Surrealist to the Beat Generation to contemporary poets—to see how writers of the genre maintain their own aesthetic even as they create a unified voice.

We rarely hear painters or musicians talk about the loneliness of the creative life, yet for writers, it’s an assumed part of the job. Collaborating with a writing partner offers benefits beyond companionship; it allows us to discover new ways of approaching art and telling our stories. In this Olio, we will read a range of collaborative poems—from French Surrealist to the Beat Generation to contemporary poets—to see how writers of the genre maintain their own aesthetic even as they create a unified voice. We will spend part of the class discussing collaborative poems and part working on our own collaborative poems (so bring pen and paper!).

Teacher: Heather Aimee Fisher-O'Neill
Venue: Governors Island
Add to Calendar July 29, 20181 p.m. July 29, 2018 America/New_York Think Olio | NYC Poetry Festival | Poetry of Loneliness and Collaboration In this Olio, we will read a range of collaborative poems—from French Surrealist to the Beat Generation to contemporary poets—to see how writers of the genre maintain their own aesthetic even as they create a unified voice. None

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