Blues Poetry Workshop

Blues Poetry Workshop

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Can a poem be a blues? Is there a line between having the blues and singing or playing it? What about writing the words of it? In this workshop, we will explore the various tools at our disposal as we fight to put that bent note on the page, and to imbue our lives with the aching it sometimes feels that only a wail can tell. We will look at the works by Kevin Young, Natasha Tretheway, Etheridge Knight, as well as some pieces from my collection, Lucy Negro, Redux.

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Caroline Randall Williams is an award-winning poet and author of Lucy Negro, Redux (Ampersand Books), which is being adapted as a ballet by the Nashville Ballet. She is also co-author, with her mother Alice Randall, of Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Mississippi in 2015, and was named by Southern Living in 2015 as one of the 50 People Changing the South. She has been Writer-in-Residence at Fisk University and currently teaches at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.