Sometimes the scent of the last person you loved or left or lusted after comes up unbidden when you touch a shirt they left behind or bite into a casual scone on a Tuesday. Sometimes finding a way to describe an important person or event in your life can be just as elusive as trying to describe a smell beyond cinnamon, burnt, hunger. In this generative workshop and craft class, we will explore how creating unlikely families of sensory details can make tangible the ineffable or even make a destination out of a crossroad. We will dive into poems by Paul Tran, Nikky Finney, and Franny Choi, and explore the ways that the synesthetic image can create a net for that elusive poem you’ve been trying to write.
This craft class is open to all writers of color. The non-refundable tuition fee is $50. This craft class will be held over Zoom. There are scholarship spots available. The scholarship deadline is Friday, October 21st.