The Djerassi Resident Artists Program is internationally recognized as one of the eminent artist residency programs. Now in its 32nd year, Djerassi has provided over 2,000 artist residencies, and currently serves approximately 90 artists each year – all free of charge. It is the largest artist residency program in the West and considered among the best in the country.
So this week I’m in the process of revising my poetry manuscript for the midterm review in the Mark Program. I have to turn in an updated manuscript by Friday, and it’s got to be about twenty-five pages shorter than when I started...when it was close to ninety-five pages. It’s also got to be more intentionally organized. That’s the purpose of this program, to get me to reflect on manuscript construction, my poems, and how to put together a book of poetic fragments. The process has been exciting yet daunting.
The Mark Program is pleased to present a generative poetry workshop with Mark instructor Anna Journey.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
All participants must be able to attend both sessions.
Anna Journey is the author of the collection If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (University of Georgia Press, 2009), selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series.
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The Red Poppy
The 5th Annual Festival of California Poets celebrates the poetic tradition of the Golden State. Three distinguished contemporary California poets will introduce and read poems by canonical California poets, as well as their own poems. A Q&A will follow the readings.