Posted by at March 21, 2006 12:27 PM
From haiku to villanelle, from litany to sestina, poets may choose to write in forms to enhance meRosanneaning and communication. Even free verse is not completely free."At Home With Poetry Forms" is Rosanne Singerís intriguing conceit which playfully explores poetic forms in a Library program Tuesday evening, April 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Whether you are an experienced poet or interested newcomer who enjoys playing with words, help celebrate National Poetry Month by joining us for this evening tour de form.
Rosanne Singer, a long-time Takoma Park resident, has been a Maryland Poet-in-the-Schools for fifteen years, travelling the state doing residencies with students kindergarten through middle school. She is also a certified poetry therapist who works in a therapeutic home for teenage boys, using poetry as a tool for healing and self-expression.
Each summer Singer collaborates with other artists, teachers and principals during the Maryland Artist/Teacher Institute (MATI) at the University of Maryland, finding ways to use poetry, dance, theater, music and visual art to enhance the teaching of reading and literary. Her poetry appears in literary journals such as Atlanta Review, Wisconsin Review, Slant, Asphodel, and Mangrove, among others. She was granted an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and a Fellowship for Literature, Language and Linguistics from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. She has given readings throughout the area, including the Kensington Row Bookshop series, the Miller Cabin Series, the Hirshhorn Museum and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Please join us for this special program, an ideal preparation for enjoying the 8th annual Favorite Poem Evening on April 20 at 7:30 p.m.