I'm teaching a 6-week online poetry workshop for Literary Kitchen on "Reframing the Form: Experimental Approaches to Form Poetry." Runs October 22 – December 3.
How can poets experiment with traditional forms of poetry so that they speak of the world today? How can we use poetry to sing our own personal griefs and our loves, as well bear witness to those current events which affect us most? In this workshop, we will explore contemporary and innovative approaches to the ghazal, the elegy, the sestina and more. Students will write and share work, drawing inspiration through the work of poets like Patricia Smith, Larry Levis, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jamila Woods and Aracelis Girmay.
Note: this is a workshop for all students. No previous experience with writing form poetry required.
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