Join us on February 8th at 7:00 PM for a workshop lead by poet Doug Anderson where he will guide us on on writing poems about war. In war small details become powerful and life is intensified. Time is compressed. Simple things like a good night’s sleep take on a different meaning. In war people learn things about themselves they may carry the rest of their lives. War teaches us about all other forms of suffering that resemble it and writing can be a way to unpack, tell about and let go. Writers are invited to share their work.
Riverwood Poetry is located at The Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT.
About the Poet:
Doug Anderson’s first book of poems, The Moon Reflected Fire, won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His second, Blues for Unemployed Secret Police a grant from the Academy of American Poets. His memoir, Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties and a Journey of Self Discovery was published by W.W. Norton in 2009.
He has written criticism for the New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, and the London Times. His play, Short Timers, was produced in New York City in 1980. He has taught in several MFA programs, creative writing and literature at Smith College. He is at present working on a novel about the Vietnam War. His latest book of poems is Horse Medicine.