On Tuesday February 21 at 6:30 PM for at the South-Central Regional Library is a generative workshop with poet Lynnell Edwards. Through instruction, conversation and writing prompts, Lynnell will inspire us to write our own poems. She will inspire us by using Ada Limón poetry. Limón is our brand-new US Poet Laureate, and she is a resident of Lexington.
Participants can expect to sharpen their understanding of what makes a poem a poem. We will draft poems that engage transformative life experiences. We’ll develop strategies for revision. For more information about Lynnell Edwards, click here.
Limón’s poetry is accessible, vivid, and evocative. Here are three poems and a video to acquaint you with her writing. Lynnell will also bring poems to share with our membership.
- “The Hurting Kind,” in Rumpus, 2021
- “Forsythia,” in Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR) 2021
- “Sparrow, Sparrow, What Did You Say?” From Tupelo Quarterly 2017
- You might also enjoy this video of Limón reading three poems for the National Book Award Finalists (2015).
We encourage you to attend this workshop in person at the library at 7300 Jefferson Blvd, Louisville, KY 40219. But if in-person attendance is not possible, the Zoom room is open! The Zoom link was sent in the February newsletter; if you need the link please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoom links are sent in the monthly newsletters, or you may email us at email@example.com the information.
Non-members are welcome to attend two meetings before membership.