Devil, Speak: A Poetry Workshop
with Mitchell Glazier
October 7th from 1PM to 3PM ET via Zoom
What does it mean to embody a devilish or trickster persona in poems, what can be accomplished by doing so, and what happens when we empower others to do the same? Might we avenge our smaller, more mutable selves, and even welcome epiphany and artistic breakthrough in the process?
We will explore the darker side of the psyche by reading selected poems by Sylvia Plath, Dorothea Lasky, Anne Sexton, Lucie Brock-Broido, Sharon Olds, Louise Glück, and others to court a poetics of disobedience, shock, awe, and the feral.
Part and parcel with the readings, we will write poems and imitations, respond to the work of our peers, and take an active role in the ritual of poetry writing.
Meet Your Instructor
Mitchell Glazier is a writer from West Virginia. He holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University, where he was a teaching fellow. His poetry has appeared in Washington Square Review, Annulet, Tupelo Quarterly, and other places. Mitchell reads for American Chordata and manages a creative writing program for high school students at Columbia's School of the Arts.