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2021 LiTFUSE ViRTUAL PiVOT

Full Program Now on ZOOM
$ 150
  • 7 Saturday & Sunday Sessions
  • Featured Readings & Open Mic
  • Faculty Craft Talks & Presentations
  • Dickman/Dungy Craft Talk & Keynote (Sept. 19)
  • ZOOM
NOW ONLiNE

CAMiLLE DUNGY & MATTHEW DiCKMAN

Sunday, September 19th
$ 50 (w/o full event registration)
  • CRAFT TALK with Matthew Dickman & Camille Dungy @ 4-5:30pm PT
  • KEYNOTE with Camille Dungy @ 6-7:00pm PT
  • ZOOM
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2021 ViRTUAL LiTFUSE

Full Program Now on ZOOM
$ 150
  • 7 Saturday & Sunday Sessions
  • Featured Readings
  • Faculty Craft Talks
  • Double-Bill Keynote
NOW ONLiNE

CLAUDiA CASTRO LUNA

"Documentary Poetics"
$ 100
  • Friday, September 24 11am-2pm
  • Zoom
  • See Description Below
MASTER CLASS

MATTHEW DiCKMAN

"Radical Revision"
$ 100
  • Friday, September 24 11am-2pm
  • Zoom
  • See Description Below
MASTER CLASS

DiANA KHOi NGUYEN

"Listening to Images"
$ 100
  • Friday, September 24 2:30-5:30pm
  • Zoom
  • See Description Below
MASTER CLASS

CAMiLLE DUNGY

"What Looking Might Mean"
$ 120
  • Friday, September 24 2:30-5:30pm
  • Zoom
  • See Description Below
MASTER CLASS
Castro Luna: Documentary Poetics | 11am – 2pm

Castro Luna: Documentary Poetics | 11am – 2pm

If one looks up the nomenclature, Documentary Poetics, one quickly learns there is much interest and debate surrounding the term: What is the difference between Poetry of Witness and Documentary Poetics? Does Documentary Poetics inherently contain a political narrative or position? Titles and debates aside, the idea of using a third point of reference in the construction of a poem is worth investigating. In fact, it is something that poets have been investigating for a long, long time. In our time together we will read works by William Carlos Williams, Muriel Rukeyser, Roberto Bolaño, C.D. Wright, Jena Osman and Mark Nowak, among others, to investigate this approach to writing poems and using primary source material attempt our hand at writing our own.

Dickman: Radical Revision | 11am – 2pm

Dickman: Radical Revision | 11am – 2pm

In this class we will look at the revision process, our own and others. We will each take a poem we have already written through several “radical” revision exercises and see if we can’t evolve our ideas of revision as an act into revision as an extended practice, examine ego and ownership, and leave with new tools to engage our work with.

Nguyen: Listening to Images | 2:30 – 5:30pm

Nguyen: Listening to Images | 2:30 – 5:30pm

The title for this masterclass is lifted from the title of scholar Tina M. Campt’s insightful text on ways of listening closely to photography; it informs how we will attune ourselves to the “lower frequencies” of a photographic image so that we can register “‘felt sound[s]’–sound that, like a hum, resonates in and as vibration.” In this four-week collaborative space (my model for the workshop is a space of generating work and sharing it in communal generosity), we will explore the ways in which poets have recently engaged with personal, historical, and archival photographs: Ross Gay, Deborah Paradez, and Anthony Cody, to name a few, while simultaneously embarking on our own listening and entrance into/with images.

Dungy: What Looking Might Mean | 2:30 – 5:30pm

Dungy: What Looking Might Mean | 2:30 – 5:30pm

“Look at the world carefully.” That is one of the most common pieces of advice people give about how to be a better writer. But, what can that really mean? How do you train your gaze to look more closely, more carefully, and more imaginatively? In this generative workshop, we will try some strategies toward building more brightly observant poems. Poems that might be called microscopic, or telescopic, deeply felt and keenly observed. Hopefully you’ll walk away from our time together with strategies you will be able to use over and over again.

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After PayPal Checkout, you will be redirected to the LiTFUSE 2021 Registration page, where you will be asked to fill out some basic information.

Next, you will be taken to the LiTFUSE 2021 Class Selections page, where you will be able to enroll in your classes for each session.

If the above does not happen, or if you need assistance, please reach out. We’re using a new system this year, so kindly bear with us as we work it all out.