Old and New Objects, A Poetry Workshop
This generative workshop will draw on Transitional Objects' practice of writing history and memory through attention to the world of things. In the workshop, we will create and discuss participants' new poetry, generated from object-based prompts. Participants are encouraged to arrive with one or two memory-steeped belongings in tow - for example, a printed photograph of a place, or a garment long kept. Participants ideally should have some previous experience with writing poetry.
About the author
CLAIRE MILLIKIN is the author of nine collections of poetry, including Television (Unicorn Press 2016), State Fair Animals (Unicorn Press 2018) and Transitional Objects (Unicorn Press 2022). She is a 2021 recipient of the Maine Literary Award and 2022 semi-finalist for the PSV Poetry Book Award for the North American Society of Writers and Publishers. Originally from Georgia (USA), Millikin now lives in rural coastal Maine and teaches for the University of Maine and at Bates College. READ MORE ABOUT CLAIRE