[Englmajors] Poetry in Friday Harbor!
bridget at u.washington.edu
Tue Apr 27 12:31:49 PDT 2010
Correction: Friday Harbor Seminar dates are Sept 5-18.
Bridget Norquist wrote:
> This September, join Professor Richard Kenney and guest poet Jason
> Whitmarsh for two weeks of poetry in Friday Harbor!
> This is a two-week seminar in the art and practice of poetry, to be held
> this coming September (Sept 5-18, 2010) at the University of
> Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island. There will
> be lecture and discussion, reading, critique, informal chat and solitary
> time for composition. All comers welcome: no experience is presumed; a
> wide range of experience is anticipated. Participants will be housed in
> student quarters at the marine station, and will take meals together at
> the dining hall.
> How to apply: We have reserved accommodation for just fifteen
> students. We expect the seminar to fill quickly. Make application by
> letter of inquiry, along with the application form (attached), to
> Richard Kenney (rk at uw.edu) AND to Jason Whitmarsh
> (jwhitmarsh at gmail.com). If the program fills before the final deadline,
> a waiting list will be established.
> Course credits: 5 credits of ENGL 283, 383, 483, or 493 (Autumn 2010)
> Cost: $1,050. This includes instructional costs, housing, and 3 meals a
> day. (NOTE: This price will not include tuition. A student's Autumn
> tuition will be based upon total Autumn credits, including Friday Harbor
> credits. Evening Degree students must pay Evening Degree tuition
> directly to UW Professional and Continuing Education (formerly known as
> UW Educational Outreach), in addition to program fees paid to the
> Department of English.) A non-refundable, $250 deposit will be due upon
> acceptance to the program, the remaining balance of $800 to be paid in
> full before Friday, August 27, 2010.
> Priority Application Deadline: May 14, 2010 (Thereafter we will consider
> applications on a space-available basis.)
> What is poetry? What are its forms and ways and means? What are its
> affinities with other forms of knowing, such as natural science, as
> practiced famously at the marine station? What is a poet’s relation to
> the natural world? Such widely-ranging questions, and others of mutual
> interest, will be explored in an experimental spirit at the point of the
> pencil: this is intended to be a practical apprenticeship in the poet’s
> art, rather than a theoretical or critically-minded literary seminar. In
> that spirit, writing will be constant and joyful. We’ll meet twice
> daily, with open time between. Expect lectures and discussion on the
> following topics: poetry and play, poetry and comedy, poetry and the
> natural world, nursery rhymes and nonsense, tone and gesture, and the
> generative nature of poetic constraints.
> About the instructors:
> Richard Kenney is the author of four books of poetry: The Evolution of
> the Flightless Bird, Orrery, The Invention of the Zero, and The One
> Strand River. He teaches poetry and verse writing in the undergraduate
> and MFA programs at the University of Washington.
> Jason Whitmarsh earned his B.A. in mathematics from the University of
> Chicago and an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Washington. His
> poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Yale Review,
> Harvard Review, Ploughshares, and Fence. His book, Tomorrow's Living
> Room, won the 2009 May Swenson Poetry Award. He lives in Seattle with
> his wife and children.
> Questions? Feel free to contact Bridget Norquist in English Advising
> (bridget at uw.edu) or the program faculty.
> Webpage: http://depts.washington.edu/engl/cw/poetryfh10.php
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