Poetry Writing Workshop - November 14th

Self as Other: The Self-Portrait Poem

Poetry Workshop with Kimberly Cloutier Green

November 14, 1 to 3pm

As Shearer West writes in Portraiture, “underlying all self-portraiture is the mystery of how an individual sees himself or herself as other.” This writing workshop, open to all, will experiment with the self-portrait poem as a way of exploring “the self” as subject. Metaphor will be our medium and form will be our brushstroke. Participants will be offered a variety of prompts for the creation of a self-portrait poem during the workshop period. Beginning and long-practicing writers welcome. Please bring writing materials you enjoy using to the workshop. The workshop is free, but please register.


            Kimberly Cloutier Green is a poet, collaborating artist, and teacher living in Kittery Point, Maine. She is a first place prizewinner in a number of competitions, including the Aldrich Poetry Prize.The prize included the publication of Ms. Green’s chapbook, What Becomes of Words. A recent Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have been published in several literary journals, including Mid-American ReviewThe Aurorean, The Café Review, The Comstock Review, Presence, Vineyards, and The Anthology of New England Writers. Ms. Green was selected in 2005 for the Maine Community Foundation’s Martin Dibner Fellowship in Poetry, and she is a MacDowell Fellow. Her first full length collection of poems, The Next Hunger, was released in April 2013 by Bauhan Publishing/UPNE. She is the ninth Poet Laureate of the City of Portsmouth, NH.