Poetry Workshop with Laura Hinton

Poetry Workshop with Laura Hinton
Utilizing the large sculptural park of Opus 40, this summer afternoon writing workshop will feature attention towards what the French theorist Gaston Bachelard once called “the poetics of space.” The first half of the workshop will address the experience of seeing, or sight, so important to Bachelard’s phenomenological and literary critique. What is “sight,” we will ask, in the terms of poetic image? How do we really see, and renew, our comprehension of “sight”—in an on-going, transformative, energetic and experiential way, one that is open to the “varieties” (Bachelard’s term) of human embodied experience in language.