Master Class: The Art of the Image with Molly Peacock
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2-5pm Unterberg Poetry Center, 92 St Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128 Note: Limited Enrollment
When poetry is called word-painting, as it has been since Horace wrote, “as is painting, so is poetry,” the image is what drives the lines. From Elizabeth Bishop’s fish to Brenda Shaughnessy’s octopus, from William Carlos Williams’ plums to Langston Hughes’ festering raisin, from Pablo Neruda’s socks to A.E. Stallings’ wolves’ yellow eyes, what is often memorable about a poem is an image—and not necessarily a startling one. This Master Class considers the construction of images in poetry, from subjects to similes, and how the undertone of music in the line bolsters that image.
Master Class meets on Sunday, October 6, 2019.