EXCLUSIVE! POETRY WORKSHOP WITH GABRIEL GUDDING (and a reading too!)
The always surprising Chicago poet Gabriel Gudding leads a poetry workshop in Toronto on August 12, 5:30 to 7:30 at the offices of Mansfield Press, 1 Wiltshire, Unit 204A (near Dupont & Symington).
Here's the skinny:
Encomium and Petition
This workshop will explore the writing of these two kinds of poems. We'll examine contemporary and experimental, as well as ancient and consecrated, examples of these subgenres in order to understand the practices, methods, uses and relevancy of this ancient cultural work done by poetry.
To register for this rare opportunity, write hunkamooga [at] sympatico [dot] ca. Cost is $25. Preregistration is a must.
The workshop is co-presented by Meet the Presses and Mansfield Press.
Gabe will also be reading later that evening with Gary Barwin and Stuart Ross at The Piston (Bloor & Ossington). Further details coming your way soon.
Gabriel Gudding is a poet and essayist. His books include A Defense of Poetry and Rhode Island Notebook. He teaches experimental poetry writing at Illinois State University, and his work has been translated into French, Vietnamese, Spanish and Danish.
This reading marks the launch of his chapbooks Congratulations on Being Here (Paper Kite Press) and Small Celestial Theater (Proper Tales Press).
"In a crowded field, Gudding's work demands attention." — The Boston Review
"This is the first 21st-century classic." — Alan Sondheim
"This book is one of the best books of poetry I've seen for many years." — Stride Magazine
"Rhode Island Notebook is an act of kindness — to his daughter, to himself, even to poetry." — Cultural Society
Over and out.