Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 — Room 108
Past leaders and readers and all poets welcome. Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics. Sessions are free* and no registration is required.
Anne Becker is the author of The Transmutation Notebooks: Poems in the Voices of Charles and Emma Darwin and The Good Body. Her writing has appeared in Antioch Review, Southern Poetry Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Washington Review, Washington Jewish Week, Patuxent Review. Since 2001, she has taught a poetry workshop, Writing the Body, for those who have experienced life-threatening and chronic illness as patients or caregivers. (Website: www.bodywriting.org). For over 15 years, she was senior producer of Watershed Tapes, recording major American and international poets reading their work. She also produced segments for several series of literary radio programs that were broadcast nationwide. Poet laureate of Takoma Park, MD, she is currently co-curating This Is Our Body, an exhibit of collaborations between poets and visual artists.
Anne’s topic: a Bodily Function — How to make a Poem that moves.
Bring 15 or more copies (no longer than two pages) of work you want critiqued.
*$5 – $10 donation appreciated
This project has been partially supported by a grant from Poets & Writers.