Poetic Images: From Flight to Format

Join us from 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, August 19th for an ASAP Poetry Summit led by Sofia Starnes and Mary Haines. The day will consist of a morning workshop, lunch, an afternoon workshop, and a facilitated discussion. 

workshop 1

Mary Haines' workshop will concentrate on finding images in usual and not-so-usual places. Using both classical and contemporary poems for insight, we will look for the unexpected path: the take-off point is merely the trigger; where we land may be a surprise, even when it is a desired destination.

workshop 2

Sofia Starnes' workshop will focus on where and how images can be placed most effectively in our poems.  It will include commentary on the work of well-known poets and a writing exercise aimed at the usage and placement of images.

Mary Haines

MARY HAINES, a native of Wisconsin, earned a B.A. in sociology from Milwaukee’s Alverno College, and later an M.A. in English from the University of South Florida where she taught writing. As a military wife for over twenty years, she traveled throughout Europe and East Asia before settling in Virginia. She was a staff writer for Poquoson’s former Island Times, and a freelance writer for The Virginia Gazette and the Daily Press. She has taught poetry workshops and co-hosted poetry readings. Her first poetry book Beads of an Abacus was published by San Francisco Bay Press. 

Sofia Starnes

SOFIA M. STARNES, Virginia Poet Laureate from 2012 to 2014, is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Fully Into Ashes (Wings Press, 2011) and The Consequence of Moonlight (Paraclete Press, forthcoming). She is also the recipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, among other commendations, including four Pushcart Prize nominations. Sofia serves as Poetry Editor and Poetry Book Review Editor of The Anglican Theological Review. For more information, please visit www.sofiamstarnes.com.

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