WORD THURSDAYS FEATURING SEEING THINGS V. POETS
September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poetry enables us to “see things”: to see what is and what is not, in the domains of the senses and imagination. We develop our practice of writing by drawing upon both. Workshop participants who participated in the Seeing Things Workshop with Robert Bensen will share their work.
Robert Bensen (Oneonta, NY) has conducted the “Seeing Things” workshop at Bright Hill since Spring 2019. The latest of his six collections of poetry is Before (Five Oaks Press, 2019). His poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Callaloo, The Caribbean Writer, Native Realities, Jamaica Journal, AGNI, Akwe:kon, Poetry Wales, The Thomas Hardy Review, Ploughshares, and others. He has written numerous critical essays on British, Caribbean and Native American literature, and has edited anthologies of those literatures, most recently Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices on Child Custody and Education. He is Emeritus Professor of English and former Director of Writing at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY (1978-2017). He also teaches at the State University of New York—Oneonta.