27 Apr

Saturday, April 27, 1:00–3:00PM
Brooklyn, NY

K–5 Poetry Workshop: Single-line Poems


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 third session, students will focus on single-line poems.

Less is more. In this session, we will focus on reading and writing single-line poems. We will look at the work of Bashō, Issa, and Norman Fischer, all who wrote many dazzling one-line poems during their lifetimes. We will think about the power of single-line poems and how we can trust the poem to find itself, even if we don’t truly understand its meaning.”

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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