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Jules' Poetry Playhouse LLC
1001 1/2 5th street nw, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
BOTH SESSIONS — Register for parts 1 and 2 together and SAVE! ($25 each or BOTH for $40)
Poet Merimee Moffitt leads us in a workshop exploring U.S. Women Poet Laureates!
Saturday, September 15 is part 1
Saturday, September 29 is part 2
11 am — 1:30 pm both Saturdays
at Jules' Poetry Playhouse, on Granite, between 5th & 6th, Albuquerque, NM.
Session 1: September 15: We will discuss and write from US poet laureates Tracey K. Smith (current US Poet Laureate), Louise Glück and Louise Bogan (first female US Poet Laureate). Email handouts with selected poems will be sent for a students to read before arriving to class. Poetry writing prompts also provided.
Session 2: September 29: We will discuss and write from US poet laureates Kay Ryan, Rita Dove, and Léonie Adams. Email handouts with selected poems will be sent to students to read before arriving to class. Poetry writing prompts also provided.
Hosted by Jules Nyquist, of Jules' Poetry Playhouse
on GRANITE, between 5th & 6th, Albuquerque, NM (Granite is 1 block south of Mountain and north of Lomas)
light refreshments provided (coffee, tea, bottled water, cookies)
Printed handouts also available on site. As always, writing poems is encouraged, sharing is optional but encouraged in a safe, supportive, playful environment. Free wi-fi.
Limit 12 students.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Part 1: http://julesnyquist.com/catalog/item/1420675/10385210.htm
Part 2: http://julesnyquist.com/catalog/item/1420675/10385211.htm
BOTH sessions: http://julesnyquist.com/catalog/item/1420675/10385212.htm
Merimée Moffitt arrived in El Rito, New Mexico, in 1970 in a big shiny green Chrysler full of Vietnam vets, two dogs, their pot dealer, and another girl. She then lived in a cabin south of Vallecitos in the Ortega Mountains and a year later in Taos where her first job was teaching all the school kids from northern NM how to swim at the newly opened Taos community pool. Her first experiences in NM are chronicled in her book of poems Making Little Edens and in her memoir Free Love, Free Fall: Scenes from the West Coast Sixties (also stories of NM). She earned her BA and MA in English from UNM, taught for 22 years in grades 8 through college and has been published in local and national journals. She co-authored Berlin Poems and Photographs with Georgia Santa Maria (which had a book launch at the Poetry Playhouse) and has a fourth book, Notes on Serenity, now available.