Poets of Course



The eleventh Fake News Poetry Workshop occurred on October 2, 2018, in Manhattan NY, led by Cathy James working with ten or more poets in the group "Poets of Course" (formerly Poets of Corsi). "Our reason for getting up each day is to challenge all outdated notions of ability, one poem at a time." These artists have been meeting reguarly, as a group, for five or more years, making poetry as well as theater, through the Outside Voices Theater Company. Over the Fall of 2018, they will write poems about fake news and social media over several meetings, and these will becomes scripts for a performance to be videotaped. The Fall of 2018 brought a modification or enhancement to the project—Poetry-Video Workshops—working with participants to move from poetry to images and sounds while attending to how relays of information might stay responsive, careful, and honest to what had come before.