Beyond the Cup & Bowl: Writing to Explore the Human Vessel
“We are each born of such humble materials,” writes poet James Crews, “from the mud, as it were, and are then sent into the fires of life with little protection.” And so it is that to be human is to be a vessel—something that attempts to hold a life, something that can be broken. In this writing workshop, we’ll use the play of metaphor to explore what it is to be alive, to hold things together, to shatter, and to find repair. All levels of poetry experience welcome. Only prerequisite: your willingness to feel, listen, play, pick up a pen and see what happens next.