Greek Myth in Poetry with Deborah DeNicola 10/8/16 Delray Beach, FL

41397gp38hl-_bo2204203200_pisitb-sticker-arrow-clicktopright35-76_aa300_sh20_ou01_We’ll be meeting at 51 N. Swinton Avenue (at Atlantic Avenue) in downtown Delray Beach (33444) Old School Square  Sat. Oct 8, 2016 12-3pm for a generative workshop.

Using my book Orpheus & Company; Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology, we will examine some contemporary poems by the most popular poets from all over the country, and take a good look at Odysseus, Penelope, Persephone, Achilles, the Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, The Cyclops and other characters! Modern poets have continued to update the many archetypal themes found in Greek mythology. In this workshop discuss the themes of different stories in Greek mythology and after  studying a few myths and seeing how contemporary poets have re-visioned or updated them to speak about our current society, its wars, political issues, feminism, betrayal and abandonment, love and transformation . . . we’ll write and share our own poems using the models as prompts.

Deborah DeNicola’s most recent publications are The Future That Brought Her Here : Memoir of a Call to Awaken, Nicholas Hays Press 2009, and her fifth book of poetry Original Human. Deborah edited Orpheus & Company; Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology, from Univ. Press of New England. Among other awards, Deborah received an NEA Fellowship.   pegasus-01

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