Join Keith Flynn in an exploration of line structure in poetry and the aspects of language that help create inventive rhythm and flow. Discover the power of the action verb and why imagination is more important than knowledge, and take part in exercises designed to make poems more dynamic and muscular on the page. Learn how to use the understanding of rhythm and music to jumpstart the creative process. Flynn will also discuss getting your work published and what an editor is looking for when choosing a poem.
Keith Flynn is the award-winning author of seven books, including six collections of poetry, most recently Colony Collapse Disorder (Wings Press, 2013) and The Skin of Meaning (Red Hen Press, 2020) and a collection of essays, entitled The Rhythm Method, Razzmatazz and Memory: How To Make Your Poetry Swing (Writer’s Digest Books, 2007). From 1984-1999 he was lyricist and lead singer for a nationally acclaimed rock band, The Crystal Zoo. He is currently touring with a supporting combo, The Holy Men, whose album, LIVE at Diana Wortham Theatre, was released in 2011. His award-winning poetry and essays have appeared in many journals and anthologies around the world. He has been awarded the Sandburg Prize for poetry, a 2013 NC Literary Fellowship, the ASCAP Emerging Songwriter Prize, the Paumanok Poetry Award, and was twice named the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for North Carolina. Flynn is founder and managing editor of The Asheville Poetry Review, which began publishing in 1994.
- Keith Flynn Program
August 6, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm