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Unsung & Retuned: Using Song Lyrics in Poetry
with Douglas Kearney
Saturday, May 3, 10am-12pm
$35 / $30 for Woodland Pattern members

Unsung & Retuned: Using Song Lyrics in Poetry
"Unsung & Retuned" workshop w/ Douglas Kearney

Douglas Kearney
Poetry and song have a long-standing relationship. Nowadays, some might even call them siblings. And like most siblings, shouldn't poetry and song steal from each other? The workshop will explore ways of mixing song lyrics and poetry. Join us if you wish to artfully mis-quote Kendrick Lamar, build a bop from a Sleater-Kinney lyric, or use poetry to kill last season's pop earworm. All you need to do is bring (on paper, device, or in your mind) lyrics to any song you love; any song you're sick of; and any song that reminds you of a struggle in your life. The workshop will be a space for discussion, reading, writing, performing and listening.

Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney's second, full-length collection of poetry, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was Catherine Wagner's selection for the National Poetry Series. Red Hen Press published Kearney's third collection, Patter, in March 2014. He has received fellowships at Cave Canem, Idyllwild, and others. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including Poetry, nocturnes, Pleiades, Callaloo, The Ninth Letter. His produced operas include Sucktion, Mordake, and Crescent City.Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in California's Santa Clarita Valley. He teaches at CalArts, where he received his MFA in Writing (2004).
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