Poetry & Pictures

Douglas Bishop · November 21, 2020

In each two hour class, participants will produce one visual art piece and one poem. For the visual art, you choose the medium and provide the materials. Each class will include two poetry prompts and one visual jumping off point, plus time to create and the opportunity to share.

Scheduled to begin on Thursdays, 6 to 8 pm EST, in January 2021.

About Instructor

Douglas Bishop

As a teacher, Douglas has more than four decades of experience with students ranging in age from 1 to 90, but now works virtually at the Online School of Poetry and with the Lowell Poetry Wheel. As a poet, he has performed in a variety of venues, from Glasgow to Guatemala, but now he’s found primarily on Facebook at the Untitled Open Mic, where he is the co-host for an ongoing Zoom series. He recently finished a doctorate in education, looking at the development of literate identity in young writers, and continues to work with teen poets as an organizer for Freeverse!, Lowell’s youth poetry group. In addition, he has followed a mediation practice for more than forty years and studied in a number of traditions, ranging from early on at the Shree Siddha Peetha in India, later serving as co-director of the Quaker center Woolman Hill in Deerfield, MA, and more recently at the Insight Meditation Center in Barre, MA. He is also a visual artist working in a variety of mediums. Samples of his work, from visuals to videos, can be found at douglasbishoppoet.com.

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