Wasn’t Ted Hughes known as “the wild poet”? Certainly his hair is just what our mind might conjure at the term…
But we’re gearing up for a different kind of wildness in January. It’s the Poetry & the Wilderness/Wildness 6-week workshop, and we’re welcoming people with ALL KINDS OF HAIR. AND NO HAIR.
We prefer to think of Thoreau’s internal howling wilderness, which “does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.”
Come join us for six weeks of writing guided by the wonderful teacher Anna Catone and her pantheon of wild and wilderly poets:
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9pm from Jan. 23 to Feb. 27 (6 weeks)
Location: Ada Books
We’ve had poet, teacher, and editor Anna Catone lead a few Frequency studios in the past–
and we always leave with armfuls of poem-drafts and great readings.
We asked Anna, “So why do you want to lead a poetry-writing workshop built around the idea of wilderness/wildness?”
She replied with a quote from John Hay:
“What is it that we’re missing? I think we have an essential wildness in us that is too often stifled. That wildness builds up in us and becomes dark because we ignore it–when we go into nature, we are looking for a release, a dialogue….We are searching for a match for that wildness inside us in the wild land… And in the wild sea, of course.”
-From David Gessner’s book about Hay, The Prophet of Dry Hill: Lessons From a Life in Nature
All are welcome in this workshop—the greenhorn and the weathered woodsmen, the outdoorsy and the city dweller alike!