Thursday, April 23, 2015

Poets and Patrons Workshop Saturday

Thinking about writing a love poem? Worried that it might sound more like a greeting card than a message from the heart? Avoid the schmaltz syndrome by signing up for a decidedly unsentimental love poetry workshop with Marilyn Taylor. Her experiments with voice, image and form will have you writing poems that favor "attitude" over platitude-- and and are just about guaranteed to have the recipient swooning. And even if they don't, you'll have learned some valuable techniques for expressing emotion in your poetry more effectively and gracefully than ever before.

Marilyn L. Taylor, former Poet Laureate of the state of Wisconsin (2009 and 2010) and of the city of Milwaukee (2004 and 2005), is the author of six collections of poetry. Her award-winning poems and essays have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Poetry, The American Scholar, Able Muse, Measure, Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry” column, and the recent Random House anthology titled Villanelles. Marilyn taught poetry and poetics for fifteen years for the Department of English and the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also served for five years as a contributing editor and regular poetry columnist for The Writer magazine, where her “Poet to Poet” column on poetic craft appeared bi-monthly. She is currently a member of the board of directors for the Council for Wisconsin Writers, and sits on the advisory board of Western State Colorado University’s low-residency MFA program. She recently moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Madison where she continues to write and teach.

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