List Poem Salon with David Rachlin

Saturday, June 3, 2023  1 to 4 pm
Location:  Rancho Viejo Volunteer Fire Station Classroom, 37 Rancho Viejo Blvd, 1 mile east of State Road 14, 1 mile north of the 599/SR 14 Intersection.

To sign up e-mail Gail Murray by Sunday, May 21, 2023, 11PM.

In this salon we will view many examples of list poems, imitate a few, and see what makes them work so well, before writing our own. Some terrific examples are by N. Scott Momaday, Sherman Alexie, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Carolyn Forché, and many, many others. In a list poem, each entry can be a word, a phrase, a complete sentence, or even a short stanza. There is no limit to the ideas that can become a list poem.

Optional prompts will be offered to get us started and give you plenty of free writing and sharing time. I will also introduce a variation called an Instruction Poem, in which you address the reader by listing directions for an imaginary or realistic event. A PDF of example poems will be sent to participants when registration closes on Sunday, May 21, 2023  11PM

This is an in-person workshop in Santa Fe FOR MEMBERS ONLY with a maximum of 12 people.

Fee of $20 payable by cash or check made to David Rachlin, the day of the Salon.