What is a Poetry Pop-Up?
It's a one-session class in poetry, focusing on a single poet, or in some cases, a single poem.
Our first Poetry Pop-Up will take on the work of James Joyce:
James Joyce, Irish author, rebel, reveller, traveller, genius, gifted singer and linguist, who combined vibrancy and precise intricacy in each of his works, was a bohemian maverick as fiscally irresponsible as he was creatively spontaneous and immensely productive.
Despite the depths he accessed, his art was threaded through with a whip of wit.
"Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race."
"Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow."
Exploring themes of self-restraint versus self-expansion, longing, loneliness, courage and creativity, this pop-up class on James Joyce will embrace the gamut of his oeuvre from poetry, short stories to humorous and layered novels Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.
This one-time class will be offered in the spring. Check this site for scheduling updates, or sign up to have them delivered to you.