Thank You, Poets who KILL!
HUGE thanks to the students from last weekend's online class, "Writing Poems that KILL!!!" When it was over, I felt less afraid of the news, which I attribute it to our group's intrepid, generous, empathetic discussions of fear and the act of sharing our writing. Writing can help our brains process trauma, and our current political climate is a minefield. But afterwards I felt a greater understanding of compulsion in our culture. It felt like I'd cleaned my glasses.
Plus, we got to talk DNA with a retired homicide detective. The process of translating her unimaginable memories into poems is something I'll never forget.
Classes coming up: An Intro to Poetry Writing and Writing Funny ("Humorous"?) Poems.
Here’s one of my fave poems we read in class, by Kim Addonizio