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National Federation of State Poetry Societies

June 11 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

Rosemerry will lead a playshop as part of the NFSPS National Convention, all on ZOOM this year.

Escaping Into the Present

The act of writing a poem can bring us more closely to the essence of the moment, can help us exist in immediacy. In this session, both practical and playful, we’ll sharpen our observational skills to engage with the poetry in everything—objects, locations, situations, conversations. We’ll practice meeting what Hopkins calls “thisness.” As Mary Oliver writes, “the world offers itself to your attention, over and over.” Let’s meet it, pen in hand.

Rosemerry’s workshop is 3-5 mountain time on Friday, June, 11, but the festival lasts all weekend and is only $45 for a full weekend pass.


June 11
3:00 am - 5:00 pm




national federation of state poetry societies