“Eroticism is first and foremost a thirst for otherness. And the supernatural is the supreme otherness. This is perhaps the most noble aim of poetry, to attach ourselves to the world around us, to turn desire into love, to embrace, finally what always evades us, what is beyond, but what is always there—the unspoken, the spirit, the soul.” So writes Octavio Paz in THE OTHER VOICE: ESSAYS ON MODERN POETRY. We’ll explore sample poems about love, longing, sex, and heartbreak, and we’ll write our own love poems (and prose), distinguishing the transcendent from the sentimental as we observe the universal force of Love all around.
NOTE: Each session's replay video will be emailed within 24 hours post-session, so you won’t miss anything if you can’t attend “live.”
MARJ HAHNE is a freelance editor and writing teacher, and a 2015 MFA graduate from the Rainier Writing Workshop, with a concentration in poetry. She has performed and taught at over 100 venues around the country, as well as been featured on public radio and television programs. Her poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, art exhibits, and dance performances. www.MarjHahne.com / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarjHahne / YouTube: https://bit.ly/2LxHUG2