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Poetry Workshop

In this innovative workshop, Maspeth students will read and write poetry that guides them towards self-actualization and liberation. Through reading classical, canonical, and contemporary poetry, students will break their emotional “constraints “which bind them to rendering themselves invulnerable.  This personal “awakening” and self-proclaimed renaissance will occur as a result of studying and analyzing the poetry of Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Marie Howe, and Mark Doty and Jane Kenyon.  Lastly, student revelation will occur most imperatively when they discover the significance of Ekphrasis and the poetic term, Duende (when the poet becomes comfortable in understanding that the poem is stronger than the poet and can remain powerful despite the surfacing of negative capability) coined in the literal sense by Frederico Garcia Lorca.