Being with Poets Series: Stanley Kunitz
September 24-25, 2016
Location: 74 Lake Avenue, Ocean Grove, New Jersey
Cost: $370 (includes lunch each day)
Size: Six participants
This workshop will be devoted to discussing the poetry of Stanley Kunitz. Over the course of his long career, Kuntiz consistently braided the lyrical, the personal and the mythic. His poems possess a depth that stems from a haunted, articulate caring for all manner of spirits that—were it not for poetry—would otherwise be lost. This will be an opportunity to see how his work evolved and to consider an artist who has everything to teach us about poetry’s ability to fathom the dark and light of imagination.
The Being with Poets Series was initiated by Baron Wormser. Each workshop allows for the sustained consideration of important poets of the recent and not-recent past. Workshops have been devoted to Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Hayden Carruth, Dante, Shakespeare, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Denise Levertov and Donald Justice, among others. Workshops are open to anyone who is interested in talking about poems.
Baron Wormser is the author/co-author of fourteen books, including two books about teaching poetry. He currently teaches in the Fairfield University MFA Program and was the founding director of the Frost Place Seminar and the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. He has taught many dozens of workshops in many different venues throughout the United States.
“In the Dark House,” “Halley’s Comet,” “The Wellfleet Whale,” “Quinnapoxet,” “The Testing Tree,” “Three Floors,” “River Road,” “Revolving Meditation,” “The Scourge,” “The Dragonfly,” “The Harsh Judgment,” “Night Piece” (all poems from The Collected Poems)