Writing Like Whitman: Chants, Catalogs & Litanies

A poetry workshop with Dana Levin

Registration for this workshop is now closed.

September 14
10:30 a.m.

Registration: $60
$50 for SLPC members

Writing Like Whitman: Chants, Catalogs & Litanies In celebration of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday, St. Louis Poetry Center is delighted to offer this special workshop with Dana Levin, Distinguished Writer in Residence at Maryville University. In this workshop, we will look at some of Whitman’s most famous chants, litanies and catalogs to see what makes them tick and then embark on developing our own. This poetic form is especially handy for generating new work, new energy, and opening up blocked poems. Participants are also invited to the May Gallery at Maryville University at 10:30am for a brief gallery talk by Dr. Germaine Murray and to check out Whitman Up Close, Maryville’s celebratory Whitman exhibition. Lunch is provided for registered workshop participants.

Dana Levin’s new book of poetry is Banana Palace (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). Her poetry and essays have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including Best American Poetry 2015, The New York Times, Boston Review, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, and The Paris Review. Her fellowships and awards include those from the National Endowment for the Arts and PEN, among others. A teacher of poetry for over twenty years, Levin currently serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Maryville University in St. Louis.

This workshop is presented as part of WHITMANIA: A Celebration of Whitman at 200