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This is not about writing dream poems. This is about letting the images and thoughts that arise from your dreams free your mind and shape your poems. And about relaxing the mind (and heart) to let your thoughts flow. About discovering the rhythms of your own voice. Here, the image sparks the feeling and the thought; not the other way around. The image centers the poem. These will be poems that shake us and move us.
Readings from Reverdy, Huidobro, Paz, Lorca, Rilke, H.D., Langston Hughes, a selection of Chinese poets, Louise Gluck, Matthew Dickman, Henri Cole, Terrance Hayes, and others.
Sarah Arvio’s newest book of poems, Cry Back My Sea, has been lauded as an “ode to love.” Her previous book is night thoughts: 70 dream poems & notes from an analysis (2013) , a hybrid of poems, essay and memoir. Earlier books of poems are Sono: cantos (2006) and Visits from the Seventh (2002). Her recent edition of the poetry of Federico García Lorca, Poet in Spain: New Translations, garnered wide acclaim.
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FInancial aid is applied for on a class by class basis. Not all classes offer financial aid. There is a limited amount of funding available, and aid is awarded in the order received.
This financial aid form is for:
The Ruth Stone House BIPOC Fellowship
Includes: Full tuition, Room and Board at the Inn for a BIPOC poet
Lucy Terry Prince Fellowship
Includes: Full tuition, Room & Board at the Inn for a Poet of Color living in Vermont, or with roots in Vermont
The James Tate Scholarship
Full tuition for a poet under the age of 40 (does not include Room & Board)
Award for $600 reduced tuition for a BIPOC poet.
Need-based scholarships awarded to poets of merit with expressed socioeconomic need