In this course, participants will explore in poetry or prose those events, relationships, coincidences that have created minor shifts or major chaos in their lives. We will look especially at ways to reframe and re-envision those interruptive experiences by using techniques employed by literary writers: fresh juxtaposition, charged diction, magical realism, metaphor and other figures of speech. Often the impulse to map our spirituality comes from a need to see through appearances to a new vision. Over difficult terrain in the dark, wise men followed a star they didn’t recognize. Exploring our own, the foreign and alien, we write through mayhem to magi.
Jeanine Hathaway is Professor Emeritus from Wichita State University. She currently teaches poetry in Seattle Pacific University’s low-residency MFA Program. Her books include Motherhouse (autobiographical novel), The Self as Constellation (poetry), The Ex-Nun Poems (chapbook of poetry), and the libretto for Sing, Ronnie Blue (opera based on the novel by Gary D. Wilson).
Week(s) 10/07/2012 – 10/13/2012
Instructor(s) Jeanine Hathaway Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152