A Verse Record: Poet’s Journals/Journal Poems — Master Class with Stacy Szymaszek

What does time show in our lives? How does poet-logic (sequencing) run amok with temporal order and reveal multidimensionality? What is a momentous event? We’ll consider writing that takes time (years to hours and minutes of the day) as a basis of composition, starting with some examples from the Japanese poetic diary tradition (Ki no Tsurayuki’s The Tosa Diary and Masaoka Shiki’s The Verse Record of My Peonies) as well as work by David Antin, Kamau Brathwaite, Beverly Dahlen, Robert Grenier, Joanne Kyger, Harryette Mullen, Bernadette Mayer, and others. In class writing? Yes.