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Ellen Bass' 'What Did I Love' in The New Yorker

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="150"] Photo courtesy of[/caption] There are some exciting months ahead for BOA author Ellen Bass (Mules of Love, BOA, 2002). Just recently, The New Yorker ran her "What Did I Love," a grotesque and beautiful poem about the slaughtering of chickens; and coming soon, Bass will be offering several valuable workshops (one with Dorianne Laux) for poets and poetry lovers. TRUTH AND BEAUTY May 28 - June 2, 2013 Taught by Dorianne Laux, Marie Howe, and Ellen Bass Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM Marie Howe, Dorianne Laux, and Ellen Bass are poets who work to tell the truth in ways that show us the beauty of life, even in the midst of heartbreak and loss. If you want to encounter more truth in your poems, to express it in the most beautiful way possible, to craft poems that reflect the inextricable marriage of truth and beauty, love and death, the luminous and the ordinary, please join us for this special workshop. For more information about this workshop, visit the page here. To register, email Jen Petras at 9TH ANNUAL WRITING AND KNOWING POETRY WORKSHOP with Ellen Bass, Dorianne Laux, and Joseph Millar August 4 - 9, 2013 Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA There is a world inside each of us that we know better than anything else, and a world outside of us that calls for our attention. Our subject matter is always right with us. The trick is to find out what we know, challenge what we know, own what we know, and then give it away in language. Mainly this will be a writing retreat—time to explore and create in a supportive community. Though we’ll focus on poetry, prose writers who want to enrich their language will find it a fertile environment. For more information, click here. Be sure to check out these upcoming events!
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