Poetry, Metaphor, Madness

January 19, 2020 | Nightbird Books | 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Join us for a generative workshop with featured reader Jeffrey Thomson.


Plato called metaphor madness and for its use he kicked the poets out of his Republic.  The French philosopher, Michel Foucault, calls metaphor a derangement of the senses. Yet, metaphors are fundamental to the way good poems work and the make the magic leaping power of poetry possible.  In this generative workshop we will think about what metaphor actually is and how it works and develop poems based on our own metaphorical imaginings.

Registration is free; suggested donation of $5.

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