COME AND SHOW US YOUR NEW WORK!
Evanston Public Library
ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room
Church & Orrington
Ann Hudson‘s first book, The Armillary Sphere, was selected by Mary Kinzie as the winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry prize and was published by Ohio University Press. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, North American Review, Orion, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, The Spoon River Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Her poem “Elegy With a Train In It” was made into a Motionpoem for the Big Bridges Film Festival. She lives in Evanston, Illinois, where she teaches at Chiaravalle Montessori School.
Observation and Attention: As poets we are careful observers of the world and its shifting network of relationships, but what, really, does it mean to observe, and how does observation function in poetry? What is the difference between observation, attention, insight, and description? We’ll explore these issues in a few poems together, then try our hands at some observation on the fly.
Bring 15 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.
This project is partially supported by grants from: Poets & Writers, the Illinois Arts Council and The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.