18 May

Saturday, May 18, 1:00–3:00PM
Brooklyn, NY

K–5 Poetry Workshop: Odes


Poetry Society of America
119 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Free RSVP required:

Join teaching poet Asiya Wadud at the Poetry Society for a Saturday workshop geared toward children grades K–5. In this fourth and last session, students will focus on odes.

“Like with the acrostic poem, the ode is singularly focused on one object, one animal, or a single experience. Taking it a step further, the ode focuses on praising that single object. This involves brainstorming together and slowly building a catalog of things we love about the object. We will spend time reading several of Pablo Neruda’s odes as a way to think about what praise looks like in a poem, and how that praise can spiral out to other worlds as long as it returns to the heart of the ode.”

Asiya Wadud teaches poetry at Saint Ann’s School, Columbia University, and Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is the author of several poetry collections, most recently Mandible Wishbone Solvent (University of Chicago Press). Her recent work appears in e-flux journal, BOMB magazine, Triple Canopy, POETRY, Yale Review and elsewhere. Asiya’s work has been supported by the Foundation Jan Michalski, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Danspace Project, Finnish Cultural Institute of New York, Rosendal Theater Norway, and Kunstenfestivaldesarts among others. She lives in New York.

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