Little Red Retold: Modern Explication and Contemporary Fairy Tale Poetry
March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Christopher Stephen Soden
Tuition: Early Registration $50 (Members only before 11:59pm, February 15th); $65
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Few know the beguiling, bizarre, and intoxicating genre of Contemporary Fairy Tale Poetry. From Susan Mitchell’s “From the Journals of the Frog Prince” to Louise Glück’s “Gretel in Darkness”, we will explore the unspoken, rich, mind-blowing subtext of familiar stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, The Frog Prince, Hansel and Gretel, and many more. Together, we will uncover the surprising and revealing truths that modern poets bring to these shared cultural narratives and jump in to write our own versions of this intriguing genre.
Christopher Stephen Soden received his MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2005. He teaches craft, theory, genre and literature. He writes poetry, plays, literary, film and theatre critique for sharpcritic.com, EdgeDallas and John Garcia’s The Column. Christopher’s poetry collection, Closer, was released by Rebel Satori Press in 2011. He received a Full Fellowship to Lambda Literary’s Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices. Aside from multiple plays and performances staged, other honors include: Distinguished Poets of Dallas; Poetry Society of America’s Poetry in Motion Series; and Founding Member, President, and President Emeritus of The Dallas Poets Community. His work has appeared in Rattle, G & L Review, Chelsea Station, Glitterwolf, Collective Brightness, A Face to Meet the Faces, Resilience, Ganymede Poets: One, and others.
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