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In the Pity: Introduction to Poetry for Veterans and Military Families
August 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 20, 2018
IN THE PITY:
AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
For Veterans and Military Families
THIRD THURSDAY, JUNE-SEPTEMBER
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
World War I veteran and poet Wilfred Owen said that his subject was “war and the pity of war,” for he found poetry “in the pity.” But what did he mean by this? Is poetry pitiful, or pity itself, poetry? Owen hints that poetry exists so that we can find meaning in the abstract spaces where things such as love and war, and pity, live. Join us for an ongoing introduction to poetry workshop that will explore the foundations of poetry as well as how you can use it to write about the abstractions of your own life. These workshops will be held once a month at no cost to its participants and no prior experience is needed!
About the Instructor: Joshua Morgan Folmar is a poet, educator, songwriter, and veterans advocate. An
Alabama native, Joshua co-founded the University of Alabama’s Campus Veterans Association after enlisting
in the Marine Corps and serving as an infantry rifleman in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received an
MFA in Writing from the University of New Hampshire where he was awarded the Young P. Dawkins III
Prize for his thesis Here We Rest. Joshua’s poetry has been featured in the anthologies Liver of Dixie and
Mark My Words, as well as publications such as Permafrost Magazine and Marr’s Field Journal, among
others. He lives with his wife and two rescue cats in Dallas, Texas.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare
16160 Midway Rd. Ste. 218
Addison, TX 75001