This workshop will explore the art of lying in poetry. We will look at instances of hyperbole and interpretation, but also at examples of flat-out making stuff up in service of a great poetic Truth. Our workshop will look at poems by Wisława Szymborska, Ulrich Berkes, Nikki Giovanni, and Jim Harrison, and make space to write a draft of a poem that examines notions of truth and fiction. Workshop participants will also receive a FREE copy of Haelinger’s poetry collection, Low Static Rage, upon registration! The workshop will be held on May 20, 2021, from 6:00 – 7:15 PM (PST), via Zoom.
A Few Notes
• Workshop Date/Time: May 20, 2021, from 6:00 – 7:15 PM (PST)
• Workshop capacity is limited to ten participants per session
• This will be a virtual workshop delivered via Zoom. Registered participants will receive login info prior to the workshop date.
About the Facilitator
Originally from the Midwest, Michael Haeflinger is the author of two chapbooks, Love Poem for the Everyday (2011) and The Days Before (2014), both from Dog On A Chain Press. In 2016, he released Let’s Don’t Be Crazy, a spoken word and music album. He is the recipient of the Rutgers-Camden Award for Community Engagement (2013), The Amocat Award for Community Engagement (2017), and a Tacoma Arts Initiative Program Award (2015). He is the Executive Director for Write253, a literary arts organization in Tacoma, WA.