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Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Work poetry workshop returns today

Today at noon we will gather at Niche Wine and Art Bar (1013 Main Street) for The Work a monthly poetry workshop designed to help you generate some new work. After a brief hiatus for the holidays, we're ready to get back to it. We'll take our inspiration from poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, Ishmael Reed, Jack Kerouac, Langston Hughes, Suheir Hammad, Marge Piercy, Victor Hernandez-Cruz, Richard Krech, and Dan Raphael.





Well, while I'm here I'll
do the work –
and what's the work?
to ease the pain of living.
Everything else, drunken
dumbshow

Allen Ginsberg, “Memory Gardens”

Why do we write? What is the poet’s place in the world? What can we do to increase our ability to inspire and provoke with our words? How do we integrate our compulsion to create into our everyday lives? These and other questions and will be addressed in The Work, facilitated by Christopher Luna. At noon every second Saturday we will gather at Niche Wine and Art to listen to, discuss, and write poetry. The cost is $20 per session or $45 for three months. For more information contact Christopher Luna at christopherjluna@gmail.com or 360-910-1066.

The Work is sponsored by Leah Jackson, Angst Gallery, and Printed Matter Vancouver.

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