My name is Theodora Ziolkowski and I am happy to introduce myself as your new poetry and blogging enthusiast for The Frost Place!
Last August (2011), I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the Advanced Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place. At the seminar, I had the pleasure of studying with esteemed, dynamic poets Patrick Donnelly (Director), Adrian Blevins and Blas Falconer.
Working in small workshops with a designated faculty member, the other participants wrote, revised, critiqued and discussed craft to sharpen our poems. After a series of readings, daily talks, countless wonderful meals and conversations, the other participants and I were ready to give our own readings of our work in the Henry Holt Barn at The Frost Place. Does it get more magical than that?!
Collaborating with a remarkable group of talented poet participants and dedicated faculty poets was the highlight of my summer.
I look forward to keeping you posted on what’s going on at The Frost Place!
Until my next post, I encourage you to make yourself a cup of tea (or coffee! or cocoa!) and go write…and write some more! St. Valentine’s Day is coming up, and who doesn’t love roses and violets? (Unless they’re always red and blue, that is…)
It’s the season of love, so write about it!
As Robert Frost said, “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.”
So delight yourself–be wise–be in love–go write!