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Adv Poetry nights w/Diane DeCillis-Member Rate
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Adv Poetry nights w/Diane DeCillis-Member Rate

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Advanced Poetry with Diane DeCillis: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 6255 N. Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301, Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13 & 20, 7pm – 9pm. In Leaves of Grass, Whitman wrote, “If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.” For this session, we will write poetry in response to some of the most notable poets of our time; Thomas Lux, Tony Hoagland, Lucie Brock-Broido, C.D. Wright, Leonard Cohen, and Mary Oliver. What is it about their poetry that has attracted and inspired such a wide following? Each lesson will focus on an individual poet so that we may explore the salient aspects of their work that resonate with so many. From Lux’s attention to detail to Cohen’s sensuality, our goal is not to emulate, but to enhance our own writing. What is it that each of these poets have in common? Besides being wildly successful, they employ particular techniques, styles and forms to get to the heart of what they want to convey and to highlight their own distinctive voices. At the end of the stanza, Whitman says, “Missing me one place search another, I stop somewhere waiting for you.” Diane DeCillis’ poetry collection, Strings Attached (Wayne State Univ. Press, 2014) has been honored as a Michigan Notable Book for 2015 and won The 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award for poetry, and was a finalist for the Forward Indie Fab Book Award for poetry. Nominated for three Pushcarts and Best American Poetry, her work has recently appeared in Columbia Journal, Cumberland River Review, Minnesota Review and others.

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