NYC Poetry Festival | Poetry of Loneliness and Collaboration
We rarely hear painters or musicians talk about the loneliness of the creative life, yet for writers, it’s an assumed part of the job. Collaborating with a writing partner offers benefits beyond companionship; it allows us to discover new ways of approaching art and telling our stories. In this Olio, we will read a range of collaborative poems—from French Surrealist to the Beat Generation to contemporary poets—to see how writers of the genre maintain their own aesthetic even as they create a unified voice. We will spend part of the class discussing collaborative poems and part working on our own collaborative poems (so bring pen and paper!).
Governors Island, $10
Heather Aimee (Fisher) O’Neill is an award winning writer, editor, content developer and teacher. She teaches creative writing at CUNY Hunter College and is the Assistant Director of the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop.