Monday, October 10, 2005

Email to National Museum of Women In the Arts on 'Writing Down the Grief: A Poetry Workshop On Mortals, Mourning, Memory & Immortalizing' for DC Youth

Hi Elissa,

On Oct 7, 2005, at 2:20 PM, Elissa wrote:

Hi Ms. Cervantes,

 Glad to meet you, if only over the phone, today.

The books for your October 14th event arrived. We have copies of From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger for students.

Teachers may select among the following poems:

"The Levee: Letter to No One" (18)

"The Poet Is Served her Papers" (19)

"Valentine" (24)

Billie Holliday quote on page 25 beginning Love & Hunger, section II.

"Colorado Blvd." (40)

"On Touring her Hometown" (41)

"To We Who Were Saved by the Stars" (42)

"Pleiades From the Cables of Genocide" (43)

Students might discuss the placement of these poems in the book. The topic of the book and workshop is grief and how to write through it, from "write" to "right" in the poetic process. We'll be discussing writing Hurricane Katrina poems, among other things.

Pre-workshop exercise to follow.

Thanks, Elissa!

Lorna Dee Cervantes


Anonymous Erika said...

How I wish I could come! But there's a huge pond to fly over, and given what I think about oil, and given that the U.S. scares me most - presently and lately -, (and of course given finances don't permit) you surely will agree I shouldn't even be thinking about it... So very very happy for you though, and looking forward to "Drive", Erika from Geneva.

11/10/05 08:17  

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