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Hunting the Song, Hurting the Song: A Poetry Workshop

We will court duende to find that place where “forms fuse together.” We will utilize music and deep listening, trance work, Oulipo and surrealist techniques, mandala drawing, creative borrowing, the symbols of dreams, tarot, myth, and fairy tales to employ modes or invite portals into enhanced receptivity. We will close with an intensive rewrite and revision component. This workshop is designed to get us writing from many departure points as well as provide ideas to keep writing—ones that can be used time and again. Come fortified and ready with a notebook and pen.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

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Instructor: Hoa Nguyen

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 04/23/2016

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Hoa Nguyen

Hoa Nguyen is the author of As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice, and the forthcoming Violet Energy Ingots (all from Wave Books). She teaches poetics at Ryerson University, Miami University, and the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College.

"Nguyen remains one of the most powerful, vivid, and even visceral contemporary poets working today." —Dan Shewan, The Rumpus

Read a letter from a former workshop poet on Hoa’s poems and poetry workshop here on the Volta.

More on Hoa Nguyen and her work can be found on her website.

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