Well-known poet to give seminar at ARTworks

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The Poetry Society of South Carolina is pleased to present Starkey Flythe Jr. and his Poetry Seminar “The Ant and the Elephant.”
Starting off with the smallest possible subject, not love or time or death, starting, say, with a flea — see 16th Century poets — instead of a hippo, a humming bird instead of an albatross.
Reducing the poem from Britannica to Pocket Book.
An exercise in moment — see Emily Dickinson. Intensifying emotion.
Excluding the extra, murdering, as they say, “your little darling.”
Starkey Flythe Jr. received a grant from the South Carolina Arts Association. He has taught in public high schools and colleges in South Carolina, Georgia  and Indiana. As a Georgia Poetry Circuit winner as well as a Yaddo and Breadloaf Fellow, he helped found the Sand Hills Writers Conference.
His previous poetry collections, “Paying the Anesthesiologist” and “They Say Dancing” were published by Furman University’s Ninety-six Press and his current collection, “The Futile Lesson of Glue” is the winner of the Violet Reed Hass award given by Snake Nation Press.
The poetry seminar will be held Saturday, February 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Suite 18A, Beaufort Town Center, Beaufort, SC 29902.
For more information, call 843-379-2787.

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