For those of you who use writing classes as a way to set aside special time for your writing practice: Here is an irresistible gift … a clinic to keep your pen and mind in motion. The first hour of the clinic will be devoted to generative poetry writing exercises; the second hour will be devoted to respectful critiques of work you bring to or make in class. River Arts hosts workshops, readings, and clinics devoted to supporting the myriad voices living within the community and surrounding areas. Read on to see what’s been going on, about to happen, and join us!
POETRY WALL - Samples of poetry from our Tuesday night Poetry "Clinic"!
Rebecca in 1809
Deep in her night, visions unfold
Picking up rough goat hair swept by a broom,
Catching whiffs of lye in the bucket,
She dances out the door, toe tips just grazing the deep powdery snow
Scent of crisp autumn leaves released from the folds of her dress as she
Whirls into the woodshed clearing.
Commanding the firewood to follow,
She fluently feeds the brilliant warmth of the hearth fire
Combing her baby’s hair while she is nursing close to the heat
Gradually unstuck from time, flooded by a cascade of descendant sensation
Who tastes the mid-winter soup on a carved maple wood spoon?
Who hears the musket fire just outside the open window?
Who’s hand on the doorknob with a brisk winter air blast on the face?
Who is quieted with awe inspired by reflections of Milky Way Stars in a washbowl positioned just so?
Who’s knife in her hand as she rides along the currents of moist air above the Winooski River?
Peter Clark – 19-Jan-2016
River Arts Review: Voices from Northern Vermont Volume 2 – Our second collection of poetry – take a look, or purchase online!
River Arts Review: Voices from Northern Vermont – Our first collection of poetry – take a look, or purchase online!