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Writing Found Poems

Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning. Found poetry is the literary equivalent of a collage, often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems. Come to this workshop to create something new from something old. Engage in exploration, play, discovery and composition. See what is available from the world around us.

Gail Hosking is the author of the memoir Snake's Daughter: the Roads in and out of War and the poetry chapbook The Tug. Her work has been anthologized several times. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and taught for many years at RIT. Her poems and essays have been published in such places as Lilith Magazine, Nimrod, The Chattahoochee Review, Tar River Poetry and The Fourth Genre. Two recent essays were considered "most notable" in Best American Essays 2014 and 2015.

Rochester Writes is hosted by the Arts & Literature Division. All programs are free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required.

Rochester Writes is made possible by a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries, the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library.

Date:
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Location:
Central - Rundel Arts Room
Campus:
Central Library
Categories:
Subject - Writing  

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