Tools of the Trickster Poet (2135)

Four Sundays: March 7, 14, 21, 28 from noon to 1: 30 p.m. 

$100.00 (10% off for members)

The trickster spirit abounds in myth and culture because we need them to break apart what is (traditional forms; genre) in order to make room for what is possible. In this generative course,  we will examine the poems of Terrance Hayes, Ai, Chris Gilbert and others to see how they are operating as trickster poets, the trickster framework being influenced by Lewis Hyde's book Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art, and other cultural sources. Each class will offer a mini lecture with dynamic discussion and a writing prompt using the trickster tools— 1. Deception 2.Theft 3. Shapeshifting 4. Jointing. Four Sundays: March 7, 14, 21, 28 from noon to 1: 30 p.m. 

Instructor will provide links and pdfs for participants via email.


Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth and Art, by Lewis Hyde

Armando Batista is a poet, performer and educator. The child of Dominican immigrants, he was born and raised in Washington Heights, NY. Armando earned his M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a B.A. in Theater from Temple University. He has written and performed two solo plays, and co-created other theatrical works. He has taught English, ESL, solo performance, storytelling, artivism, poetry and improvisation to learners from ages 3 to 73. He is currently working on a poetry collection and travel memoir. Armando’s poetry has been translated and published in the Mexican literary journal CRACKEN, and his essays are published in the online journals past-ten, The Maine Review, and forthcoming in The Abstract Elephant Magazine. 

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Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art Cover Image
By Lewis Hyde, Michael Chabon (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780374532550
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 17th, 2010