(Soma)tic Poetry Workshops. In this frantic, routine-driven world we need freedom from regimented poetry writing, and a healthy dose of walking the space between Soma (spirit) and Somatic (body). Using gemstones, trees, and the city itself, we will create deliberate, sustained physical manipulations to generate language to write our poems. Every thing is new every time we embark, and opening our minds to having that freedom in our lives everyday to write poems is what these workshops are about. CAConrad's book (Soma)tic Midge (FAUX Press) was written after eating and living with a single color for a day. Poem samples, as well as a link to his monthly (Soma)tic Poetry Exercises can be found HERE. Poetry is for everyBody, therefore everyBody is welcome!
We will meet at Logan's Circle fountain (on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & 19th Street in Philadelphia) at noon to discuss poetry we're reading, or whatever we want to talk about concerning poetry. Then at 1:08 we will get started with the workshop, which will last to about 5pm or so.
Sign-up for ALL 4 SUNDAYS is ONLY $108
or take one or more for $27 a class
The 4 Sundays are July 6, 13, 20, 27
Sign-up DEADLINE is June 22nd, or until there are enough slots filled.
Write to CAConrad at CAConrad13@aol.com with
---dates you will be attending
---your phone number (this is in case it is raining on workshop day and we need to meet indoors)
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TELL OTHERS!