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List Poems: A Writing Workshop with Dolores Hayden

Join us at the library for an evening of serious fun. We will read and write list poems, poems based on lists of anything you can think of—gossip, groceries, fishing tackle, paint colors, hurricanes, even personal disasters. (Think of Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Art of Losing.”)

How does a list become a poem? Let’s find out.

Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.

Registration recommended: call 203-488-8702

Dolores Hayden, urban historian and poet, is professor emerita of architecture, urbanism, and American studies at Yale University. Her books on the American landscape include  The Power of Place and Building Suburbia.  She is the author of three collections of poetry, and the newest, f orthcoming in May 2019, is Exuberance, a lyric sequence set in the earliest years of American aviation when daredevil pilots—women and men—thrilled spectators who had never seen an airplane.

Dolores Hayden, urban historian and poet, is professor emerita of architecture, urbanism, and American studies at Yale University. Her books on the American landscape include The Power of Place and Building Suburbia. She is the author of three collections of poetry, and the newest, forthcoming in May 2019, is Exuberance, a lyric sequence set in the earliest years of American aviation when daredevil pilots—women and men—thrilled spectators who had never seen an airplane.