Airy citadels: A workshop to celebrate John Keats

Author Moira Egan, who will be at the workshop


  ROME — On Oct. 31 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Keats-Shelley House in Rome, a poetry workshop will take place with author, Moira Egan, to celebrate the 220th anniversary of the birth of John Keats. 


  The morning will be spent both reading and discussing some of Keats’s poems, both the “greatest hits” and some of the lesser-known works, as well as taking some inspirational thoughts and images from his letters.


  There will, then, be a break from 1 pm until 3 pm, at which time participants will be encouraged to have a light lunch in the area and then spend time working on some original writing, inspired by the morning’s texts and conversations.


  From 3 pm until 6 pm, a workshop discussion of the participants’ own work will take place.


  Moira Egan has been teaching literature and creative writing for more than twenty years. The author of six poetry collections (most recently Botanica Arcana/Strange Botany, 2014, and Hot Flash Sonnets, 2013), she is finishing work on her seventh book, Synæsthesium. Moira’s work has won many awards and has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad, including Best American Poetry 2008; Measure for Measure; The Book of Form; and Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics. With her husband, Damiano Abeni, she has published more than a dozen volumes in translation in Italy, by authors such as Ashbery, Barth, Bender, Ferlinghetti, Hecht, Strand, and others. Their translations of Italian poems into English are published in many U.S. journals and in the FSG Book of 20th Century Italian Poetry and in Patrizia Cavalli’s My Poems Will Not Change the World (FSG). 


  Price: €45 per student

  Numbers are limited, so booking is strongly advised