Poetry

April 20: Willie Perdomo Headlines POL Reading

The last reading of the season in Fordham’s Poets Out Loud (POL) series features 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award (Poetry) finalist Willie Perdomo, English Ph.D. candidate and poet Jordan Windholz, and high school students who have attended workshops this year as part of the POL outreach program.

The reading on Monday, April 20th, which begins at 7 p.m., is being held at the University's Lincoln Center Campus at 113 West 60th Street (corner of Columbus and 60th St.) in the Lowenstein 12th Floor Lounge. It is free and open to the public.

More details are available in a Fordham News article on the event.

 

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Kindred Poetry and the Moving Image Master Classes

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Acclaimed poet, Cathy Linh Che will lead two Creative Writing Master Classes at Fordham.

Thursday, April 4th
Lincoln Center, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Lowenstein Room 413A
Rose Hill, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, McGinley Hall Room 236

Poetry and the Moving Image

This creative writing workshop will take a look at the exciting intersection between poetry and film. Participants will be encouraged to create and experiment. Using generative writing exercises and short film clips, we will creating our own image-explosive poems and deeply moving poem-films. No experience is necessary. Workshops will be limited to 15 students.

Instructor Bio:

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James, 2014), the winner of the 2012 Kundiman Poetry Prize. She received her MFA from New York University and is the recipient of fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Hedgebrook, and Poets House. She is a Program Assistant at Poets & Writers and co-edits the literary journal, Paperbag (paperbagazine.com).