This Sunday, April 3, the series kicks off with Matthew Lippman, the author of poetry collections American Chew (Burnside Review Press), Monkey Bars (Typecast) and The New Year of Yellow (Sarabonde Books), all on display in the library lobby. Matthew's work was included in The Best American Poetry of 1997. His poems have appeared widely in such journals as The American Poetry, Tin House, and Seneca Review. He has taught at the University of Iowa, Westchester Community College, Columbia University, Roslyn High School, and Beaver Country Day School. He holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa and an M.Ed. from Columbia University.
Workshop: What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding?
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Participants should bring notebooks and pens. Snacks/creativity fuel will be provided.
Louis C.K. is funny. Sarah Silverman is hysterical. So are Matthew Dickman and Dorothea Lasky and Alan Dugan and Tony Hoagland and Jennifer L. Knox. The intersection between humor and verse is one that tickles the senses. Humor serves two main purposes—it entertains the reader, and if the reader is entertained, the poet has done a great job at getting her audience involved with the poem. Humor also allows us to be honest about difficult situations that we face every day. In this workshop we will explore humor in poetry as a way of facing the demons and bringing the reader close, getting her involved with the poetry in a way that has more to do with the heart than the head. We will be reading poems that deal with the difficulties of the human condition in a comical way and writing poems that use humor as the central driving force.
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