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AWP Portland Panel: "Maintaining Beginner’s Mind in Your Own Classroom: A Poetry Reading"

  • Oregon Convention Center 777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities,” Shunryu Suzuki writes in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, “but in the expert’s there are few.” This panel refutes this dichotomy by featuring expert poets at play and inviting the audience to join the fun. Panelists will read poems inspired by prompts they have assigned each other, discussing the prompts as avenues to beginner’s mind. Then the audience will try a prompt on the spot, bringing the rest home for personal or classroom use.

With Amie Whittemore, Mary Biddinger, Adrienne Su, and Keith S. Wilson.

E145, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1