Ellis leads annual poetry workshop

Feb 06, 2018

Rockland — Kathleen Ellis, who teaches English and in the Honors College at the University of Maine, Orono, will lead another of her poetry workshops at the Farnsworth Art Museum. The Flexing Your Muscles workshop is set for Monday through Friday, March 12 through 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the downtown museum.

Workshop participants will expand their range of poetry writing styles and explore new strategies for re-energizing their work by creating and stretching tension and surprise. Using models of contemporary poets, as well as current exhibits at the Farnsworth, they will jump-start new poems based on what they see, read, imagine, and re-vision.

Ellis has published five collections of poetry, including a new chapbook, “Outer-Body Travel,” in fall 2017. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maine Arts Commission. Poems from her manuscript “Dear Darwin” were set to music and released as a Parma Recordings CD, which was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award.

Poets and visual artists of all levels welcome. Space is limited. The fee is $195, $165 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to enroll, call 596-6457 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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