Just a quick note to say that I will once again be teaching the 8-week, online course “Poetry Inspired by Art” through The Loft Literary Center. Here’s a description, and a link to register. Love to see you there!
Poetry Inspired by Art
Reg $312.00 | Mem $280.80 | Low inc. $312.00
Looking for inspiration for your poetry? This is the class for you! Poets from John Keats to Rita Dove have written poems responding to art. The formal name for this kind of poetry is Ekphrasis. In this class, the emphasis will be on generating new poems. Each week, prompts from various genres of art will be provided. No special knowledge of art is required—students will write whatever the prompt inspires them to write, whether in direct response to the artwork, or in response to their own ideas and experiences brought up by the artwork. Students will generate from 8-16 new poems, give and receive feedback on the first drafts, and get a start on revising.
No class the week of July 4.
Enter Early Bird Promo Code EBSUOL1403 by May 15, 2014 and receive $20 off the regular and member class price. Promo codes only valid for online registrations.
Register here: https://www.loft.org/classes/detail/?loft_product_id=63356 (link at the bottom of the page)
About the Teaching Artist(s)
LouAnn Shepard Muhm is a poet and teacher from northern Minnesota. Her poems have appeared in Dust & Fire, The Talking Stick, North Coast Review, Alba, Red River Review, Eclectica, qarrtsiluni, and CALYX, and she was a finalist for the Creekwalker Poetry Prize (2007) and the Late Blooms Postcard Series (2007). Muhm was a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in Poetry in 2006 and 2012, and has been featured twice in the What Light poetry series on mnartists.org, sponsored by the McKnight Foundation and the Walker Art Museum. Her chapbook, Dear Immovable, was published in 2006 by Pudding House Press, and her full-length poetry collection Breaking the Glass (Loonfeather Press, 2008) was a finalist for the Midwest Book Award in Poetry.