Master Poets Critical Seminar: Marianne Moore

For the first time, Poetry by the Sea is excited to be offering a Master Poets Critical Seminar as part of the May 23-26, 2023, Conference. Led by poet David M. Katz, the three-day seminar will zero in on the work of Marianne Moore. Generally regarded as one of the great geniuses of Modernism, Moore was as acute a formalist as America has produced, practically inventing and powerfully enriching the use of syllabics in American poetry. Another focus of her technique is the art of quotation, by means of which Moore plucks materials from newspapers, fleeting conversations, and advertising — and fashions them into extraordinarily precise verse. In preparation for the seminar, participants will independently study Moore’s work. At the Conference, each participant will be asked to make a brief presentation to other seminar participants on a Moore poem of their choice or on an aspect of her work. Participants can opt for the seminar when registering for the 2023 Conference.¬†For more information or to contact the seminar leader, email poetryby_thesea@yahoo.com with the subject line “Seminar.”

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