The Dialogue of Poetry:
A Workshop with Richard Silberg
Beginning February 5, 2013, Tuesday evenings, 7:00. This ten-session workshop meets at Poetry Flash in Berkeley. Workshop fee: $250. Limited to twelve participants, the group will work from a syllabus of ten poets to be discussed in the "Appreciation" portion of each session. (The Reader focuses on the work of ten poets not discussed in previous workshops.)
The first half of each workshop meeting is devoted to studying and discussing the work of one poet from the syllabus, and the second half is devoted to close reading and constructive discussion of poems written by workshop participants. The workshop is appropriate for all levels.
"Writing Poetry is nourished by reading and hearing poetry. We'll study a spectrum of poets in a class reader, and use the Poetry Flash calendar to find the best Bay Area readings. We'll walk all the roads to poetry, and we'll capitalize on that energy in workshop to help each other make our work the best it can be."
—Richard Silberg, workshop teacher and leader
For more information, email Richard Silberg at editor @ poetryflash.org, or call Poetry Flash, (510) 525-5476, between 12:30 and 3:00 weekdays.
To register: Mail a check for $250 made out to Poetry Flash, or email editor @poetryflash.org and make arrangements to register by/on February 6. Send to: Poetry Flash, 1450 Fourth Street #4, Berkeley, CA 94710. Please include your name, phone number, and e-mail. Tuition is due by the first workshop session. Tuition is nonrefundable. Additional $5 for class reader and photocopies is due at the first class.
Tuition can also be paid by credit card via PayPal, (click on "Buy Now" below). When you use this payment method, please send an email to editor @poetryflash.org with your name and phone number to confirm that you have paid via PayPal, and to make sure we have your contact information.
Richard Silberg, M.A., Associate Editor of Poetry Flash, is co-coordinator and host of the Poetry Flash reading series. The Horses, New & Selected Poems (Red Hen Press, 2012) is his newest book. He is also author of Deconstruction of the Blues (Red Hen Press, 2006), winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award and a nominee for the Northern California Book Award in Poetry; his co-translation of acclaimed Korean poet Ko Un, The Three Way Tavern: Selected Poems, University of California Press, received the 2007 Northern California Book Award for Translation. His other books include Doubleness, California Poetry Series/Heyday, and a collection of his Poetry Flash essays, Reading the Sphere: A Geography of Contemporary American Poetry. Richard Silberg taught Poetry Workshops and "Writing and Appreciating Contemporary Poetry" at UC Berkeley Extension for over twenty years.
Praise for Richard Silberg's Reading the Sphere: A Geography of Contemporary American Poetry:
"No one is writing about poetry with more vividness, particularity, intelligence, and range, than Richard Silberg. What a pleasure to have a book of his essays."
"I'm grateful for Richard Silberg's active, questioning intelligence, his generosity of spirit—above all, for his care and delight on behalf of poetry."