Online internet courses by Call of the Page

Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku (beginner and intermediate, and advanced). We also run workshops and courses on tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.

Please email Karen or Alan at our joint email address: admin@callofthepage.org
We will let you know more about these courses.

Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Poem as Portrait online course with Karen Hoy at The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative



Rooster Moans Online Poetry Workshops

Workshops run continuously for one month, with lessons posted at weekly intervals. Each week, you'll write a poem at your own pace in our password-protected space. Your workshop will be archived for an additional four-week period, so you can post revisions and continue the conversation. It's fun—even a little habit-forming—we promise.

The Poem as Portrait
http://www.poetrycoop.com/poetry-workshops/poem-portrait  
When a painter or a photographer creates a portrait of someone, what is it exactly they are capturing? How can the same be done in words? In this course, making reference to examples of paintings, photographs and sculpture, and the artistic motives of their makers, we'll examine the observational and linguistic tools a poet has to make a portrait. We'll then go direct to our subjects, the people we choose to portray, producing a small poetic "gallery" of our own work.

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 to Sun, 30 Nov 2014
 
Workshop leader:  Karen Hoy
Price: $100
 
 
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When a painter or a photographer creates a portrait of someone, what is it exactly they are capturing?  How can the same be done in words? In this course, making reference to examples of paintings, photographs and sculpture, and the artistic motives of their makers, we'll examine the observational and linguistic tools a poet has to make a portrait. 

We'll then go direct to our subjects, the people we choose to portray, producing a small poetic "gallery" of our own work.

Note: this is not an ekphrastic course, but a different take on using art as a tool. We use the artist's methods as inspiration, transmuting their tools (colour, background, light and shade, and other more esoteric aspects) into word choice, tone, the way we "pose" our subject etc, to write direct from life, about people known personally to participants, or people provided to them for the exercise.

We'll also look at a broad selection of poems other writers have made as portraits - including work from  Lucille Clifton, Plath, and Shakespeare's dark lady of the sonnets. We'll tackle the issue of the right to write as well; when questioning the ethics of who we right about, and why.

The Poem as Portrait 
http://www.poetrycoop.com/poetry-workshops/poem-portrait

Online course dates:
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 to Sun, 30 Nov 2014

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Workshop Leader Karen Hoy has a Diploma in Creative Writing from the University of Bristol in the south west of England.  Her work has been published in many literary journals and print anthologies, including the portrait poem "Gauguin Girl" in My Mother Threw Knives (Second Light Publications).

She is married to the poet Alan Summers, and lives in Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire.  Karen also works as a Development Producer for documentaries, and in her TV career has worked on productions for the BBC, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channels.

 
 
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