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INTERMEDIA LAB POETICS WITH SAM TRUITT


Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Intermedia Lab Poetics, a six-week long workshop with Sam Truitt, June 4 – July 16, 2022 (skipping July 2). The class will be held online Saturdays, from 1 to 3 pm. The last two sessions will be held in person, Covid Protocol permitted. Once you register and pay, you will be given instructions on how to join the class.


This class will explore the practicalities of an intermedia poetics and what is possible in the interstices between word, sound and vision. While we will look into how mixed media is used as a poetic vehicle and its philosophical underpinnings, most of our time together will be dedicated to free-writing, exercises and short assignments directed toward making intermedia works. This course incorporates the use of free, easy-to-learn, editing programs, with some of our time together devoted to its practical understanding. Our last meetings will take place at Green Kill, the peer-to-peer art space in Kingston, where we will rehearse and, in our final session, perform publicly via livestream the works we have each made. Participation in the live stream is optional.


Sam Truitt, PhD., was born in Washington, DC, and raised there and in Tokyo, Japan. He is the author of the ten works in the Vertical Elegies series, among others in print and other media, including most recently Tokyoatoto and the forthcoming state/shaft shaft/state. Among other recognitions, he is the recipient of numerous Fund for Poetry awards, a Contemporary Poetry Award from the University of Georgia, and a Howard Fellowship. He has published poetry, essays, and reviews in many annuals, journals, and magazines, including Best American Poetry, American Poetry: The Next Generation, Fence, Ploughshares, Boston Review, Jacket, Fulcrum and the American Book Review. The producer and a co-host of the podcast Baffling Combustions and the Station Hill Intermedia Lab, he lives in Woodstock, NY.


To register, e-mail writersinthemountains@gmail.com. To register online, visit writersinthemountains.org. Class fee is $120.


Writers in the Mountains is a 501 ( c ) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing. Learn more at writersinthemountains.org.

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