I’m thrilled to be teaching my six-week poetry workshop at True To Life Foundation
in Chicago, all the way from Dublin, Ireland, via Skype. Technology exchanging basic, essential creativity across an ocean: life-giving, society-progressing.
During the first two sessions my class jumped from 10 students to 16. Here are a few shots from those first two, where we did emotion and memory exercises with objects from nature, the art world, and the home, created our own poem from the most powerful of those memories, and analyzed poetry in the lyrics of Slum Village (hip-hop) and Bob Dylan (folk).