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Poetry Salon: 3-Part Workshop

Hosted By: American Jewish Historical Society

These virtual poetry workshops will delve into the construction and techniques used in writing “The New Colossus,” and place Lazarus’ poem side by side with work by contemporary poets that is “descended” from, or inspired by, the original poem.

Using what they have discovered as a springboard, salon participants will have two writing sessions per class based on prompts inspired by the poems they have discussed. During each salon, participants will have the chance to share the work they have created with their peers. Some take-home revision and new poem prompt ideas will be provided as well.

The dates of this workshop are March 23, April 8, April 20, and May 12.

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Lynn Melnick

Lynn Melnick is the author of the poetry collections Refusenik (forthcoming 2022), Landscape with Sex and Violence (2017), and If I Should Say I Have Hope (2012), and the co-editor of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation. I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive, a book about Dolly Parton that is also a bit of a memoir, is forthcoming 2022. Her poetry has appeared in APR, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and A Public Space. She currently teaches poetry at Columbia University and the 92Y.
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American Jewish Historical Society

The American Jewish Historical Society is the oldest cultural archive in the United States, spanning more than 400 years of history. AJHS holds more than 30 million archival pages and 50,000 objects, rare books, and more and strives to make these available to all audiences.
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