Dateline: Nashville (Documentary Poetry as Historic Storytelling)

Dateline: Nashville (Documentary Poetry as Historic Storytelling)

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Docupoetics allows the poet to become journalist, investigator and historian by exploring history in verse. In this workshop, we'll take a look at writings about documentary poetry & some examples like Molly McCully Brown, Natasha Trethewey, Adrian Matejka and others. Using Nashville history as writing prompts, we'll generate some new work. Students will have time to explore other narratives they may wish to tell, as well.

  • Instructor: Ciona Rouse

  • Length of workshop: One day

  • Date: Saturday, June 30

  • Time: 10 - 1 p.m.

  • Location: Refinery Nashville

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About the Instructor:

Ciona Rouse is the author of the chapbook Vantablack (Third Man Books, 2017) and poetry editor of WORDPEACE online journal. Her work can be found in The Account, Gabby Journal, Native Magazine, Matter: a journal of political poetry and commentary, and Talking River. She lives in Nashville, Tenn., where she co-hosts Re/Verb, a podcast where music, literature, and pop culture collide, with the poet Kendra DeColo, and also curates many local poetry experiences and reading series.