Poetry of Science
WRITING X 432.17E
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Dive into the connections between poetry and the sciences, as well as poetry exploring the sciences, in this visionary workshop.
What you can learn.
- Examine the ways in which poetry is a science of "creative reception"
- Discuss the ways in which poetry can address future-oriented subjects and advances in technology and knowledge
- Embrace an openness that can innovate your poetry in subject, form, and content
- Read and discuss works by visionary contemporary poets contending with the big ideas of our times
About this course:
How can science and technology shape poetry and unfold the poetic self? In this workshop, we will examine the possibilities of poetry as a science of “creative reception”— that is, how we are (re)defining our connections to reality, each other, artificial intelligence and life outside our planet— and how this kind of imaginative openness can generate new languages that translates our experiences in the 21st century. We will reimagine the many futures possible in poetry, drawing inspiration from Aimee Nezhukmatathil, Terrance Hayes, Carmen Giménez Smith, Brenda Hillman, Danya Patterson, Tracy K. Smith. and more.