Sat, Dec 02|
Tethering Poems to Place with Freesia McKee
A workshop to discover how to anchor your poem in a place rooted in your personal history.
Time & Location
Dec 02, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST
About the Event
In this session, we will study how poems rooted in geography and place—in Nebraska and beyond—have a powerful ability to evoke history, language, community, topography, and (in)justice. We will particularly focus on how a geographically-minded title can deeply anchor a poem for readers. Participants will read, write, and have the opportunity to generate place names that may be meaningful when sharing their personal histories through poems.
FREESIA McKEE (she/her) writes poetry, prose, and genres in-between. She’s the essays editor at South Florida Poetry Journal, a regular contributor to the Ploughshares blog, and teaches virtual writing classes to students all over the country from her home in Macomb, Illinois. Freesia’s work has appeared in Flyway, Bone Bouquet, So to Speak, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, CALYX, About Place Journal, and the Ms. Magazine Blog. Her poetry chapbook How Distant the City was published by Headmistress Press.
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Annual Membership $35
Tethering Poems to Place
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