Thursday, April 25, 2013

Faculty Feature: Hilda Raz

Hilda Raz is Luschei Professor emerita at the University of Nebraska where she taught in the Ph.D. program in creative writing. She is a past president of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and has taught at Stanford, Harvard, Goucher, and elsewhere, as well as at MFA programs and writers’ conferences including Bread Loaf, Writers at Work, Taos, and University of Nebraska. A poet, nonfiction writer, and editor, she has published thirteen books. A member of the national literary board for the PRAIRIE SCHOONER Book Prize, she is poetry editor for bosque (the magazine) and now is director of the Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series for the University of New Mexico Press.

At the 15th annual Taos Summer Writers' Conference, Hilda will be co-teaching a weekend workshop in ekphrastic poetry with our featured artist Ouida Touchón. The class is called "Making visual art with poetry, making poetry with visual art: an ekphrastic workshop." In this weekend workshop, you'll have the opportunity to write about a work of art - using tempera paint, colored pencils, or scissors and paste - to create visual art in response to poems. Think of form, color, or collage and your own favorite poems. Or you could write poems in response to visual images. It is going to be a great workshop!

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