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Questions of Travel: Notebook Entries in Prose and Poetry
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday March 29, 2022
Elizabeth Bishop was the consummate poet of travel; living for fifteen years in Brazil, and writing and translating worldwide. In her poems, the “traveler takes a notebook” and writes about the mysteries of maps, the wonders of cultures and landscapes. Yet she asked, “Is it lack of imagination that makes us come / to imagined places, not just stay at home?” “Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?” We will read a few of her travel poems and notebook entries and write our own real and imagined places at home and afar. If there is time, instructor Carolyne Wright, who studied with Miss Bishop at the University of Washington, will share anecdotes and insights about this wry and enigmatic poet. Carolyne Wright is a teacher, a Pushcart Prize winner, and an author of nine poetry books, five volumes of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali, and a book of essays. Register: [email protected].