Sat, Sep 07|
Bringing Home Metaphors - From Stars to Constellations with Javon Rustin
A workshop to help us plot the images and metaphors in our poems so they are as clear as the night sky revealing constellations.
Time & Location
Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
About the Event
Every line of poetry is a star. In this class, we will be making constellations. We will lay out our stars into a shape that will guide readers / listeners to a deeper meaning the same way stars have guided ship captains through nights at sea.
All constellations are extended metaphors. We will be going through the process of beginning and editing poems in ways that make our extended metaphors clear to audiences and easy to create.
Our constellations will be made of stories and the people we hold close.
JAVON RUSTIN is a poet, performer, and programmer; a writer of stories, stanzas, and software. He started competing in poetry slams after graduating from North Carolina A&T in 2013. Since then Javon has been a National Poetry Slam finalist and Regional Slam champion. He ranked 5th in the 2023 National Blackberry Peach Poetry Slam and has worked as a teaching artist for youth in D.C. and Dallas Public School Districts.
He has been published in six anthologies and his performances can be found on Button Poetry, Write About Now, and All Def Poetry. Javon continues to compete with his poetry but always returns to his love of writing and speaking on topics such as mental health, Black joy, and diversity.
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Bringing Home Metaphors
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