Anaïs Nin As A Teacher and Theorist of Creativity

I’m interested in Anaïs Nin as a teacher and as a theorist of creativity.

I’d like to bring that very important dimension of her life into the foreground of the discussion about her. Nan Hunt, Leah Schweitzer and I were in a M.A. program with her in the last years of her life. We’ll be reading our own work, and discussing Nin’s long-term effect on us as poets, teachers, essayists, etc. Let all who might be interested know to show up. All 3 of us did good work then and are doing good work now.

We’ll put on a good show. Nancy

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December 16, Friday 7:30 PM
ANAIS NIN’S students read their work and discuss her impact on their lives

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Nancy Shiffrin’s new collection of love poems GAME WITH VARIATIONS is now available on-line. Click on the link below to read more and order

“Nancy Shiffrin’s poems are gut-land responses to a personal life of risks, frustrations, and celebrations. Her writing is lean, sensitive, erotic. She celebrates the female body with a rare vigor.” –Robert Peters

THE VAST UNKNOWING collects a wide spectrum of poetry from Nancy Shiffrin…One of her main questions is Who are we? What made us that person? She explores a number of sources of our identity….(in the poem) “My Shoah” (Shiffrin) brings together many of her disparate threads—family religion…evil…details from her personal history—and makes them work together. When she is at her best, as in this poem, Shiffrin produces deep powerful poetry. G. Murray Thomas,